CapX Live with Adrian Wooldridge, Political Editor and author of the Bagehot column – The Economist
It may seem uncontroversial to a modern audience, but meritocracy – the idea that one succeeds thanks to their own talents and effort – is a truly revolutionary idea. Today, however, the meritocratic idea is in danger of losing its edge as politicians and plutocrats pay lip service to its values while presiding over increasingly stagnant societies.
In his new book, The Aristocracy of Talent, renowned author and columnist Adrian Wooldridge shows how this has happened but argues that the way forward is not to give up on meritocracy but to rediscover its radical heart.
We are delighted to welcome Adrian for a CapX Live event with CapX editor John Ashmore.
Thursday 10th June at 14.45 – 15.45
Adrian Wooldridge is The Economist‘s political editor and writes the Bagehot column; an analysis of British life and politics, in the tradition of Walter Bagehot, editor of The Economist from 1861-77. He is the author of “The Great Disruption: How Business Is Coping With Turbulent Times (2015) and “Masters of Management: How the Business Gurus and their Ideas have Changed the World—for Better and for Worse” (2011), and co-author of “The Company: A Short History of a Revolutionary Idea”, “A Future Perfect: The Challenge and Hidden Promise of Globalisation”, “Witch Doctors”, a critical examination of management theory, and “The Right Nation”, a study of conservatism in America.
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