First you create a set of measures to define merit and then you promote those individuals which rate the highest on the measuring stick.
The term meritocracy gained strong usage in society with the wealthy after Michael Young's publishing of the book, The Rise of the Meritocracy.
This is my meritocratic measuring stick. It fits me perfectly and thus I am the greatest of you all.
Down with meritocracy
The man who coined the word four decades ago wishes Tony Blair would stop using it
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