Episode

2/3 Lani Guinier: The Tyranny of the Meritocracy

February 3, 2015

Harvard Law School Professor,  Lani Guinier and author of the new book, The Tyranny of the Meritocracy: Democratizing Higher Education in America explains the distinction between testing merit and democratic merit. Why standardized testing is a measure of wealth and not merit. Why testing is not a measure of talent. Class and college admissions. Also how and why we need to rethink merit.

Why Libertarians and progressives do not have the same views on decriminalizing drugs.

On The Fun Half: why there is no capitalism without regulation. How how the anti vaccine myth spread from the UK. How measles spread. Lessons from South Africa, Aids denial and vaccine denial. Rand Paul talks crazy on vaccines. Also some Random Rush. Also your IMs and calls.

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