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LocationClark County
Call No306.0973 Sand
TitleThe tyranny of merit : what's become of the common good? / Michael J. Sandel.
AuthorSandel, Michael J. author.
Total Circ1
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StatusLocationBarcodeCall NoCreated OnIssue NameCirc StatusTemp Loc
 Clark County30293101860695306.0973 Sand10/15/2020 AvailableClark County

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9780374289980
International Standard Book Number 0374289980
Personal Name Sandel, Michael J. author.
Title Statement The tyranny of merit : what's become of the common good? / Michael J. Sandel.
Edition Statement First edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020.
Physical Description 272 pages ; 24 cm.
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-258) and index.
Formatted Contents Note Introduction : getting in -- Winners and losers -- "Great because good" : a brief moral history of merit -- The rhetoric of rising -- Credentialism : the last acceptable prejudice -- Success ethics -- The sorting machine -- Recognizing work -- Conclusion.
Summary, Etc. "A world-famous political philosopher, and the bestselling author of Justice, reveals the driving force behind the resurgence of populism: the tyranny of the meritocracy and the resentments it produces"-- Provided by publisher.
Summary, Etc. The world-renowned philosopher and author of the bestselling Justice explores the central question of our time: What has become of the common good? These are dangerous times for democracy. We live in an age of winners and losers, where the odds are stacked in favor of the already fortunate. Stalled social mobility and entrenched inequality give the lie to the American credo that "you can make it if you try". The consequence is a brew of anger and frustration that has fueled populist protest and extreme polarization, and led to deep distrust of both government and our fellow citizens--leaving us morally unprepared to face the profound challenges of our time. World-renowned philosopher Michael J. Sandel argues that to overcome the crises that are upending our world, we must rethink the attitudes toward success and failure that have accompanied globalization and rising inequality. Sandel shows the hubris a meritocracy generates among the winners and the harsh judgement it imposes on those left behind, and traces the dire consequences across a wide swath of American life. He offers an alternative way of thinking about success--more attentive to the role of luck in human affairs, more conducive to an ethic of humility and solidarity, and more affirming of the dignity of work. The Tyranny of Merit points us toward a hopeful vision of a new politics of the common good.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Social mobility United States.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Polarization (Social sciences) United States.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Public interest United States.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Populism United States.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Merit (Ethics) Social aspects United States.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Globalization Political aspects United States.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term United States Social conditions 21st century.

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