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From Dinesh Joshi <dinesh.jo...@yahoo.com.INVALID>
Subject Re: on "meritocracy"
Date Sat, 23 Mar 2019 00:46:12 GMT
Striving for an ideal is good. Doing away with it entirely feels like giving up on it and admitting
defeat.

Dinesh

> On Mar 22, 2019, at 4:24 PM, Naomi Slater <nomi@tumbolia.org> wrote:
> 
> I suspect the answer is not to replace the word but to do away with it
> entirely
> 
>> On Fri 22. Mar 2019 at 21:28, Roman Shaposhnik <roman@shaposhnik.org> wrote:
>> 
>>> On Fri, Mar 22, 2019 at 9:59 AM Rich Bowen <rbowen@rcbowen.com> wrote:
>>>> On 3/22/19 3:03 AM, Roman Shaposhnik wrote:
>>>> It would be very important to come up with a replacement that is
>>>> as effective as what we're trying to replace. Frankly, I don't know
>>>> a single candidate.
>>> 
>>> As discussed elsewhere in the thread, simply coming up with a new word,
>>> while potentially helpful in starting conversations, doesn't really
>>> address the underlying problem. And each new word (do-ocracy is one that
>>> has been proposed, for example) comes with its own set of concerns and
>>> baggage.
>> 
>> FWIW: the only word I can 100% embrace as a wholesale replacement
>> of meritocracy is do-ocracy.
>> 
>>> We have had the "what other word can we use" conversation at least once
>>> on this mailing list, and at least one on members, in the last 2 years.
>>> Neither conversation resulted in anything actionable.
>> 
>> That's basically my point.
>> 
>> Thanks,
>> Roman.
>> 
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