The Failure of Meritocracy Sam Harris Podcast

Updated: Nov 16, 2020



The disappearance of the leisure class, the difference between labour and capital as sources of inequality, the way the education system amplifies inequality, the shrinking middle class, deaths of despair, differing social norms among the elite and the working class, the ethics of taxation, scales of philanthropy, universal basic income, the need for a wealth tax, the relationship between meritocracy and political polarization, the illusion of earned advantages, and other topics.



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