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Book banter – The Rise of the Meritocracy

Angela Picciariello Book Banter, Inequality

In our latest Book Banter episode, we review The Rise of the Meritocracy, by British sociologist and politician Michael Young. This satirical essay was first published in 1958, projecting into the year 2034. Oxfam’s Angela Picciariello and Susanna Griffiths discuss what it can tell us about inequality in the present day.

Book cover of The Rise of the Meritocracy by Michael Young. Photo:  Russell Davies