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Chris Hayes Explains Meritocracy (and What It Means for You)

Here in America, based on your “pluck and drive and ambition and talent, you could rise as far as your abilities will take you.” Right? Of course not, says MSNBC host Chris Hayes.

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OWS, The American Dream and You

Taking a cue from the 99 percenters, some conservatives are hoping to make their own play on demographics by redirecting the national discourse about class struggle and revising the cherished American story of meritocracy for these, our troubled times.

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Truthdigger of the Week: Joseph Stiglitz

This week we tip our hat to Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, who once helped calculate the true cost of the Iraq War, and more recently has been calling attention to the radical redistribution of wealth from middle- and working-class Americans to the richest among us.

Posted on Apr 8, 2011 READ MORE


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