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

Sandel, Michael J., (author.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Easton Public Library System.
  • 1 of 3 copies available at Lehigh Valley Library System. (Show)

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1 current hold with 3 total copies.

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Easton Main Library 306 S213t (Text) 31901004477123 New Adult Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780374289980
  • ISBN: 0374289980
  • Physical Description: 272 pages ; 24 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.
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.
Genre: Instructional and educational works.
Creative nonfiction.

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