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The tyranny of merit : what's become of the common good? / Michael J. Sandel.

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Crookston Public Library 306.0973 SAN (Text) 33500013297049 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780374289980
  • ISBN: 0374289980
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction : getting in -- Winners and losers -- "Great because good" : a brief moral history of merit -- The rhetoric of rising -- Credentialism : the last acceptable prejudice -- Success ethics -- The sorting machine -- Recognizing work -- Conclusion.
Summary, etc.:
"A world-famous political philosopher, and the bestselling author of Justice, reveals the driving force behind the resurgence of populism: the tyranny of the meritocracy and the resentments it produces"-- Provided by publisher.
Author Notes

Michael J. Sandel teaches political philosophy at Harvard University. His books What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets and Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do? were international best sellers and have been translated into 27 languages. Sandel’s legendary course “Justice” was the first Harvard course to be made freely available online and has been viewed by tens of millions. His BBC series “The Public Philosopher” explores the philosophical ideas lying behind the headlines with participants from around the world.

Subject: Polarization (Social sciences) > United States.
Populism > United States.
Merit (Ethics) > Social aspects > United States.
Public interest > United States.
Social mobility > United States.
Globalization > Political aspects > United States.
United States > Social conditions > 21st century.
Globalization > Political aspects.
Polarization (Social sciences)
Public interest.
Social conditions.
Social mobility.
United States.

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