sorry for the extensive delay, I had writers' block again. On the bright-side though, I now have 7 semi-finished topics ready for future events, and have also discovered lots of completely unrelated youtube videos :D
Now though, I would like to propose the following topic for our next discussion,
This is the "zeitgeist" of our age, and considered one of the engines of capitalism, as well as one of it's benefits.
It rewards those with talent based solely on their achievements, and does not discriminate on race, sex, or religion.
On the other hand, Meritocracy justifies social inequality and is a form of social darwinism, where only the strong survive.
A Meritocracy requires equality of opportunity for it to work effectively, yet the rewards gained are used to provide advantages of opportunity for friends and family.
In effect the pyramid of Merit comes to mirror the pyramid of Wealth and cultural capital.