Meritocracy Trap

Meritocracy Trap

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

Black Opera, Wikipedia, Chemistry Bottleneck

Episode: Black Opera, Wikipedia, Chemistry Bottleneck

  • Feb 12, 2021 9:00 pm
  • 17:26 mins

The essence of The American Dream is that regular people can rise on their own merits. But the opportunities to succeed through hard work have narrowed significantly in America. And those who do find their way to elite status often find themselves locked in a grinding work schedule that makes them wonder if was worth it. This is what Yale Law School professor Daniel Markovits calls the “The Meritocracy Trap”–which is the title of his book. (Originally aired May 13, 2020).