Posts Tagged 'MSNBC'

‘Next greatest generation’ dependent on building trust, panel says

‘Next greatest generation’ dependent on building trust, panel says

At Friday’s morning lecture, a liberal television host and magazine editor, a researcher on Muslim-American studies, a major in the United States Army and the vice president of Google[x] gathered on the Amphitheater stage to talk about what it means to be part of “The Next Greatest Generation.”

Chris Hayes, Dalia Mogahed, James Smith and Megan Smith have all spoken in some capacity at Chautauqua Institution this week.

Hayes, who moderated the panel, began the conversation by asking James how he sees the past generation’s emphasis on service in the military in relation to the next generation’s service in the military.

Hayes points to meritocracy as cause of ‘fail decade’

Hayes points to meritocracy as cause of ‘fail decade’

In Chris Hayes’ latest book, Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy, he details the collapse of American institutions, which he attributes to meritocracy. Hayes will present his theory at 10:45 a.m. today in the Amphitheater.

Under meritocracy, social advancement is based on merit, which is typically earned through education, competency and credentials. But, Hayes argues, what sounds like a reasonable test for leadership has its flaws. The system ignores those who may be suited for leadership but have not had the same resources as the elite. Thus, many leaders are selected from an upper class and may be out of touch with the people they govern.