Why GitHubs CEO Ditched Its Divisive Meritocracy Rug – ReadWrite.

This is interesting. I’m not unaware of how privilege gives an advantage to those who have it, but I had not considered the corrupting influence it has on the idea of a meritocracy. I do not wish to imply that meritocracies are invalid. Certainly a meritocracy is a noble goal, but you do have to consider that the effect of privilege is to limit the opportunity of some to participate in the meritocracy.