In this bonus from the latest episode of Stay Tuned with Preet, “The Merit Trap,” Preet and Harvard philosophy Professor Michael Sandel discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the failures of meritocracy. They also look back on a revealing moment from the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearings — when Kavanaugh used his Yale pedigree as evidence of his innocence against allegations of sexual assault.
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- “Health Equity Considerations and Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups,” CDC.gov, 7/24/2020
- “At CIA headquarters, Trump boasts about himself, denies feud,” Politico, 1/21/2017
- Joe Pinsker, “‘I Got Into Yale’ Isn’t a Moral Defense,” The Atlantic, 9/28/2018