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How Merit Came to Further Dividing Us Rather Than Bringing Us Together

Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard University
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Michael Sandel, Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government, speaks about his latest book, "The Tyranny of Merit: Can We Find the Common Good?". Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer
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Michael Sandel, professor of Philosophy at Harvard University, discusses his book The Tyranny of Merit, rethinking success and failure in the age of globalization, credentialism as “the last acceptable prejudice,” the dignity of work, and the enormous divide between those with college degrees and those without. He also takes aim at common political messaging themes that divide rather than unite.