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Meritocracy and the Great Power Competition

Books A new book examines weaknesses in China’s meritocratic system—and in our own. (Xinhua/Xie Huanchi via Getty Images) The Rise and Fall of the EAST: How Exams, Autocracy, Stability, and Technology Brought China Success, and Why They Might Lead to Its Decline, Yasheng Huang, Yale University Press, 440 pages Whether…
bubmag
April 24, 2024
Meritocracy

Police promote 10,581 junior officers

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun, has approved the promotion of 10,581 junior officers of the Inspectorate cadre, and the rank and file. The Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja. He said 9,831 police constables were promoted to the…
bubmag
April 5, 2024
Meritocracy

YOURSAY | Brain drain

YOURSAY | ‘If meritocracy is practised, brain drain will slowly stop but are we bothered?’ Zaliha: Ministry continues studying brain drain among healthcare workers P Dev Anand Pillai: That is what we are good at, we keep studying and studying but there is no action after studying. If meritocracy is…
bubmag
October 12, 2023
Meritocracy

KDF: Here’s All You Need to Know About Military Ranks

The Kenyan Defence Forces (KDF) serve as Kenya's first line of defense against external threats.  Drawing from Kenya's history as a former  colony, the KDF's rank structure closely mirrors that of the British Army.  The hierarchical structure plays a crucial role in indicating an officer's level of expertise, responsibilities, and…
bubmag
September 2, 2023
Meritocracy

On Anti-Trumpers and the Modern Meritocracy

David Brooks Credit...Evan Vucci/Associated Press Donald Trump seems to get indicted on a weekly basis. Yet he is utterly dominating his Republican rivals in the polls, and he is tied with Joe Biden in the general election surveys. Trump’s poll numbers are stronger against Biden now than at any time…
bubmag
August 3, 2023
Meritocracy

Why did the ADL just defend discrimination against Asians?

(July 6, 2023 / JNS) There’s more than hypocrisy involved in American liberal attitudes about Israel’s justiciary and their attacks on America’s Supreme Court. According to JNS editor-in-chief Jonathan Tobin, the contradiction between their belief that granting unlimited power to Israel’s high court is synonymous with democracy and their efforts…
bubmag
July 6, 2023
Meritocracy

College admissions still won’t be a meritocracy

Let’s be clear about something right off the bat: College admissions is not, and has never been, a meritocracy. There has never been a time in America where academia has been so pure as to accept only the most talented souls into the ivory tower. The Supreme Court’s decision this…
bubmag
July 1, 2023
Meritocracy

Appointments: Arewa Economic Forum Urges Tinubu To Prioritise Merit

The Arewa Economic Forum (AEC) has urged President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to prioritize merit in the appointment of ministers, advisers, and heads of various agencies and not old politicians and political office holders. The forum pointed out that by placing meritocracy at the forefront of decision-making, the President can ensure…
bubmag
June 25, 2023