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Why Modern Meritocracy Is Broken

Philosopher Michael Sandel suggests at the heart of meritocratic failure is “credentialism,” what he calls “our last acceptable prejudice.” If the 2016 election felt like a polarizing set of choices for American voters, the upcoming…

The Philosopher-for-Hire Who Says Meaningful Work Is an Illusion

Over the last decade, Andrew Taggart has made a name for himself. Outlets like Quartz and Big Think have described him as a gadfly-for-hire, a practical philosopher who offers his conversational and philosophical acumen to the likes…

Is There a Problem with Meaningful Work?

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The eminent philosopher Bertrand Russell, who died exactly 50 years ago at the impressive age of 97, once penned a polemic lauding laziness. Beginning on a humorous note—he wrote of having hopes that, after reading his essay, the leaders…