A Comic on Meritocracy


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Reading from a forum discussion, a user defines the requirements of a meritocratic capitalist society to be as follow:

  • High median income ($35,000 or more)
  • Comparatively small lower class
  • Sizable middle class
  • Sizable upper-middle class
  • High demand for skilled labor
  • Moderately high inequality (golden number is approximately 40%)
  • Moderately high compensation for low-level labor, or "equality of opportunity" measures by the government
  • Good quality education system
  • Comparatively low taxes on the upper-middle class

An online dictionary defines meritocracy:

Meritocracy is a smokescreen for inequality: