Monday, 12 September 2016

There is going to be no meritocracy anywhere near you.

Greening and May are going to give us a 'meritocracy'. Oh please.

For there to be a meritocracy under capitalism, you would have to abolish any mechanism by which wealth can be passed on from generation to generation (that ain't going to happen), any mechanism by which anyone can avoid tax of any kind (that ain't going to happen), abolish all forms of private education (that ain't going to happen). All three of these mechanisms are in place precisely in order to avoid us having a meritocracy. Tinkering around with grammar schools (or not) isn't going to affect that.