The meritocracy paradox

In polls, an overwhelming majority of people say that they support equal opportunity. An overwhelming majority of people also say that they oppose estate taxes–taxes on inheritance–of any amount. These two sentiments are logically incompatible, at least in their strictest senses. Why the inconsistency? A cynic might chalk it up to people being insincere in their beliefs in equal opportunity,…

The Tête-à-Tête wants you!

The Tête-à-Tête is looking for new voices, new issues, new angles. The Tête-à-Tête wants you! We also want to say thank you. Over the past six months, your participation, interest, and sharing has made The Tête-à-Tête what it is. For example, of our top three most viewed articles so far (here, here, and here), two…