Capitalisn’t: The promise of meritocracy

Jul 29, 2021

Sections Economics

Does meritocracy create a better world for everyone, or does it create massive inequality? There’s been a lot of debate in the last few years about meritocracy, and it’s become even more pressing in light of the pandemic. If essential workers are “essential,” are they really less meritorious than a banker or accountant? On this episode of the Capitalisn’t podcast, hosts Luigi Zingales and Bethany McLean speak with Adrian Wooldridge, political editor at The Economist and author of the new book The Aristocracy of Talent: How Meritocracy Made the Modern World.