Book: The Tyranny of Merit by Michael Sandel

This book covers a lot of ground but Chapter 1, titled “Winners and Losers,” makes an interesting case that the use and abuse of the concept of “merit” is what led to populist backlashes of Donald Trump’s election and Brexit. 

You can actually read the whole introduction and first chapter on Amazon by clicking the “Look Inside” image of the book.


Below are a couple of links to reviews or interviews with Sandel in which he outlines his basic ideas.

Click to access tyranny-of-merit-transcript.pdf



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