Merit Debate I

During the last fortnight, at least two eminent professors and two international administrators ran into arguments with me on a specific subject: Merit. Does the issue of ‘merit’ merit a discussion? I guess so. At least when we consider the range of issues it brings forth. Lets start with Merit-iocracy Like bureaucracy, Merit-iocracy deserves to be loathed, hence less talked about. Who desires to loath? Only those who wish to get dirty in the process. And most of us are of course clean people and want to wear stain-free clothes. Hence no loathes please. Especially not loath the people who…