Chapter One from Lost in the Meritocracy by Walter Kirn

Lost in the Meritocracy reckons up the costs of a system where the point is simply to keep accumulating points and never to look back—or within. It’s a remarkable book that suggests the first step toward intellectual fulfillment is getting off the treadmill that is the American meritocracy.

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