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A brief history of merit and its abolition

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Posted By: Big Bopper, 7/27/2020 11:22:41 AM

In an environment of limited resources – which is to say an environment in the real world – those resources get allocated. Not everyone can start and build Microsoft and not everyone can conceive of the General Theory of Relativity. So how does society decide which people do? The answer is that society doesn’t decide. Instead it happens as a result of merit. The most meritorious aren’t allocated those titles, wealth, inventiveness, prestige and accolades. They earn them.

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It's time to recognize that identity politics is an assault on merit.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: curious1 7/27/2020 1:33:17 PM (No. 492073)
That's true, OP.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: mathman 7/27/2020 1:34:31 PM (No. 492075)
Merit is racist. Merit must stop. Fame, wealth, adulation must be apportioned based on skin color.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: MDConservative 7/27/2020 2:27:22 PM (No. 492126)
Every choice anyone makes is an act of discrimination...something or someone wasn't picked while another was.
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