The Tyranny of Merit

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The Tyranny of Merit

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Author :   Michael J. Sandel
Publisher :   Penguin Books
Published :   14/09/2021
ISBN :   9780141991177
Format :   Paperback
Pages :   272
Size (mm) :   198x129x17
Weight (g) :   213

These are dangerous times for democracy. We live in an age of winners and losers, where the odds are stacked in favour of the already fortunate. Stalled social mobility and entrenched inequality give the lie to the promise that 'you can make it if you... Read more
 
These are dangerous times for democracy. We live in an age of winners and losers, where the odds are stacked in favour of the already fortunate. Stalled social mobility and entrenched inequality give the lie to the promise that 'you can make it if you try'. And the consequence is a brew of anger and frustration that has fuelled populist protest, with the triumph of Brexit and election of Donald Trump. Michael J. Sandel argues that to overcome the polarized politics of our time, we must rethink the attitudes toward success and failure that have accompanied globalisation and rising inequality.