Twilight of the elites : America after meritocracy / Christopher Hayes.
By: Hayes, Christopher.Material type: TextPublisher: New York : Crown Publishers, c2012Edition: 1st ed.Description: 292 p. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780307720450; 0307720454; 9780307720474 (ebk.); 0307720470 (ebk.).Subject(s): Elite (Social sciences) -- United States | Business and politics -- United States | Corporate power -- United States | Power (Social sciences) | United States -- Politics and government -- 21st century | United States -- Economic conditions -- 21st century | United States -- Social conditions -- 21st centuryDDC classification: 305.5/20973
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 277-279) and index.
The naked emperors -- Meritocracy and its discontents -- Moral hazards -- Who knows? -- Winners -- Out of touch -- Reformation.
Analyzes scandals in high-profile institutions, from Wall Street and the Catholic Church to Major League Baseball, while evaluating how an elite American meritocracy rose throughout the past half-century before succumbing to corruption and failure.