Thursday, August 03, 2006

Hunger in America - The Myth Of Meritocracy

There are many factors that determine one's wealth. It does not necessarily mean that the rich earned their wealth, or that the poor are destitute because they are lazy and stupid. Read more...

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Categories: Hunger, Meritocracy, Working Class, Middle Class

2 Comments:

At 10:09 AM, Blogger apostata said...

Good article. I would however argue that meritocracy in and of itself isn't the villian here so much as the harsh Libertarian current within American culture. Meritocracy is simply a method, and it can be applied neutrally and non-destructively in certain cases (ie post-secondary education).

If anyone is looking for something to back up Hughes' claim, check out this article: http://mediamatters.org/items/200608030007

Cheers,

Matt

 
At 12:14 PM, Blogger CyberCelt said...

When the majority of the poor and homeless are women and children, there is not excuse for it.

I read a post the other day about a woman and her son who was passing out sandwiches in the park. They were arrested because it is against the law to be or feed the homeless in that city.

Food banks are feeding more and more non-poor working class families.

It is sad. It is a crime.

Meanwhile, oil is king and the environmnet is suffering.

 

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