"Meritocracy prizes achievement above all else, making everyone—even the rich—miserable. Maybe there's a way out."
Daniel Markovits is an American legal scholar, best known for his work on law and behavioral economics, contract law, distributive justice, and market regulation. His best-selling book, The Meritocracy Trap: How America's Foundational Myth Feeds Inequality, Dismantles the Middle Class, and Devours the Elite, has sparked a significant discussion about the problems inherent in meritocratic societies.
Markovits has spent his career analyzing the complex interplay of law, economics, and social justice. A graduate of Yale Law School, where he is currently a Guido Calabresi Professor of Law, Markovits has consistently challenged the status quo in both academic circles and public discourse. His groundbreaking work exploring how meritocracy exacerbates inequality and undermines democracy has been widely cited in academic and popular media.
"The meritocrat who wants to unwind the meritocracy." The New York Times
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