Isn’t true meritocracy just joyous?

A.G. Sulzberger to Take Over as Publisher of The Times

By SYDNEY EMBER
On Jan. 1, Arthur Gregg Sulzberger, 37, will replace his father, Arthur Sulzberger Jr., who served as publisher for 25 years.

From the people who bring you complaints about the lack of social mobility, how the rich hoard the opportunities….

19 comments on “Isn’t true meritocracy just joyous?

  1. That’a Timmy off the short list for Thunderer rent-a-quotes. Social mobility is a sop for little people, to keep them little. The elite have what they hold onto like grim death.

  2. “Social mobility is a sop for little people, to keep them little. The elite have what they hold onto like grim death.”

    …she would of late
    Have taught to ignorant men most violent ways,
    Or hurled the little streets upon the great,
    Had they but courage equal to desire?

  3. PF:
    Interesting: thanks. Socialist pedagogy + immigration from the thicker parts of the world = falling average IQ. I’d never have guessed…

  4. Good grief PCar, you don’t expect me to actually read it, do you?

    Anyway, that might be a mere ruse; who knows what she may choose to identify as next week?

  5. PF; interesting, I think that may be the research that Flynn was reported as working on earlier this year – someone posted a link to a Telegraph story – in August or September? – suggesting the Flynn effect had come to a grinding halt in 14 year olds in the UK.

    (And Theo) I’m not sure about the demographics necessarily being a primary issue with this; the abstract is here https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0160289617302787, but I’m buggered if I’m spunking 36US$ on it.

  6. Tim Newman said:
    “I thought that was Carlos Slim?”

    A and B shares. The A shares are publicly quoted (and Slim owns a lot of those), but the B shares are still held by the family and give the right to appoint two thirds of the directors.

    Fits even better with Tim’s point; the family might allow the little people to own shares, but they’re keeping an iron grip on control and the ability to dish out jobs.

  7. “someone posted a link to a Telegraph story – in August or September? – suggesting the Flynn effect had come to a grinding halt in 14 year olds in the UK.”

    Yes, I did.

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