Yeah — I want to write about that, as well. This whole meritocracy thing is interesting, but aspects of it have been taken to extremes. I see the Clinton/Trump divide very much about this, with Clinton framed as part of the elite, and Trump of the bottom-up meritocracy. Even though Trump may be a billionaire and inherited his advantage, his rhetoric is for that meritocratic battle. I guess the question is what do people do when they become the new winner?

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