The M word

Jul. 25th, 2017 05:53 am
supergee: (thinking)
Elitism has come to mean “rule by rich people who went to Ivy League schools.” Now, meritocracy is coming to mean “rule by rich people who went to Ivy League schools.” Wouldn’t it be nice to have a word for “having things done by people who are good at them”?

Thanx to Slate Star Codex
supergee: (grammar police)
A new anti-Trump meme accuses him of all sorts of bad things like narcissism and hatemongering but also says he is “intellectually disinterested.” Another bad thing about him (and a major hope for impeachment) is that as president he will precisely not be disinterested.

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