Taking A Position Against Grammar Schools

Ansgar Allen | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Politics
Ansgar Allen

Selective and notoriously biased against poorer children, grammar schools were almost eliminated in the UK. Now they are back in the limelight, with the Conservative government considering their reintroduction.

Bitcoin Could Be the Saviour of 'Meritocracy'

Eleanor Moss | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Tech
Eleanor Moss

Our current economic system faces many problems. In 2007 we went through a major crash, for reasons way beyond most people's understanding. Interest rate setting, the Libor scandal, the subprime mortgage scandal and many other such activities, demonstrated a calamitous manipulation of the economy in their own interests by a bunch of 'financial experts' in suits.

Unpaid Internships and the Myth of Meritocracy

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK
Ioan Marc Jones

A proper meritocratic society would offer everyone the opportunity to secure the most coveted jobs in their field regardless of their gender, race, religion, sexuality and, of course, class. This would simultaneously promote social mobility and ensure that the most capable candidates are able enhance their chosen profession.

Tory Minister Suggests Women Don't Deserve To Be On Bank Of England's MPC

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Politics

Tory minister Sajid Javid has sparked controversy for suggesting that women did not "merit" serving on the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee...

Would You Send Your Kids to Private School?

The Cambridge Union Society | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
The Cambridge Union Society

The Cambridge Union Society's Press Officer, Oliver Jackson, as the product of a succession of British private schools, discourses on the arguments around the system that educated him.

John Major's Right - Eton Has Eaten Us All Up

Grant Feller | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Grant Feller

'The only meritocratic institution in Britain today is the City', proudly announced my friend, a fabulously successful and - please believe me when I ...


Rohan Banerjee | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Rohan Banerjee

Industrially and economically India is incredible, but still thousands of people leave the country every year. Why? So long as the caste system continues to promulgate this social hang up of 'birth not worth', outdated religious reservations will hinder sociability and India's presence on the world stage.

Democracy on Parole

Daniel M. Swain | Posted 23.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Daniel M. Swain

The recent elections of police commissioners in the UK, or more specifically in England and Wales, are a brilliant example of democratic stupidity. Wh...

Every Little Helps?

Liam Atkinson | Posted 24.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Liam Atkinson

In a society that is becoming increasingly polarised, increased self-empowerment and self-control are making victory all the sweeter and defeat all t...

From Master to Slave - How Unpaid Labour is Killing Our Meritocracy

Oscar Holland | Posted 24.04.2012 | UK Politics
Oscar Holland

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) estimates that British workers collectively perform 1,968 million hours of unpaid overtime a year, meaning that this morning marks a momentous occasion in many people's calendars.