Sunday, July 18, 2010

On meritocracy

China quotes this, so I may as well:

"To imply that those currently at the top - the Warren Buffets and Roman Abramoviches of this world - are the very best, the nec plus ultra of humanity, is a kind of hate speech toward the species. Dignity demands that we refute it."

Richard Seymour, The Meaning of David Cameron, Zero Books, 2010