Presidents, prime ministers, and pundits all love to praise meritocracy, the dream of a society in which we can go as far as our talents and hard work take us. But what if that dream is actually a nightmare?
Nick Spencer talks to leading political philosopher Michael Sandel about the pitfalls of meritocracy, and traces the roots of these tensions all the way back to a fifth–century theological debate.
Please rate and review the episode. Visit https://www.theosthinktank.co.uk/ to subscribe to our newsletter or get in touch. Follow us on Twitter @theosthinktank and @theosnick.
Our next episode will be out in October.
Learn more about the people and ideas behind the episode
The Tyranny of Merit by Michael Sandel