Demonstrators march down Broadway during a rally to demand more inclusion for minorities and the disabled on April 22, 2021, in New York. Mary Altaffer/AP Photo.

The noble lie of meritocracy is holding us back

Meritocracy has served as a powerful organizing principle for liberal societies, but it is crucial to recognize its limitations. By strengthening families and communities we can create an environment that actually promotes the personal growth and resilience we need.