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- Robert H. Frank his forthcoming book "Success and Luck: Good Fortune and the Myth of Meritocracy". The main point of this book is to illuminate the major role which luck plays in our lives
- My view is more Straussian than Bob’s: I think we have to believe in a concept of meritocracy whether it is justified or not. (Do note that Bob covers a version of this point in one of his chapters, where he argues that reminding people of their good fortune makes them more generous; I still think society requires strong feelings of desert, and generosity often follows from a kind of false magnanimity about one’s good fortune.) -