[lit-ideas] Re: RR and EF

  • From: Judy Evans <judithevans001@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 7 Jun 2004 02:03:11 +0100

Monday, June 7, 2004, 1:33:37 AM, Scribe1865@xxxxxxx wrote:

Sac> In a message dated 6/6/2004 4:40:13 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
Sac> straker@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx writes:
Sac> Orwellian hero ... 
Sac> Anyone read _The Rise of the Meritocracy_ by Michael Young? Quite a funny
Sac> send-up of a "utopia" designed around standardized test scores.

 Tnis is about Michael Young, including discussion of _The Rise of the
 Meritocracy_ (1958)



 slate>Michael Young, the British sociologist whose 1958 satire, The
 slate>Rise of the Meritocracy, offered an astonishingly prescient
 slate>critique of how the cult of IQ measurement would create a
 slate>dangerously smug ruling class and a profoundly demoralized
 slate>lower class,





Sac>  The unreliable narrator is actually  convinced that multiple
Sac>  academic degrees and high test scores  indicate ability to
Sac>  create and lead, and that in a world where people are judged by
Sac>  these factors, the high scorers will produce  excellent .

--  Best regards,  Judy mailto:judithevans001@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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