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Is Pete Buttigieg Too Early or Too Late?

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- Im no good at counting, so I asked Carol Bagan, the house manager at the city auditorium in Concord, New Hampshire, how many people had just heard South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg give a speech. Six hundred and fifty to 700 souls, she sa…
bubmag
February 5, 2020
Meritocracy

9 reasons the Indian CEO keeps coming to the rescue

S. Mitra Kalita is the senior vice president for news, opinion and programming at CNN Digital. She is the author of two books, one on migration to American suburbia and the other on globalization. The opinions expressed in this commentary are her own. (CNN…
bubmag
February 3, 2020
Meritocracy

The Marxist Case Against Meritocracy Has No Merit

A new book criticizing the modern economy makes no allowance for personal agency or responsibility.The Meritocracy Trap: How America’s Foundational Myth Feeds Inequality, Dismantles the Middle Class, and Devours the Elite, by Daniel Markovits, Penguin Press, 448 pagesOne way to tell the history of the last millennium or so—the way Alexis…
bubmag
January 29, 2020