Particularly worrying is the case of Brazil. After importing the worst from the antimeritocratic movement in Europe, without having ever implemented or understood the ideal of republican or confederate meritocracy, it now imports, apparently with pleasure, the worst from the antimeritocratic movement in America. It is essential to recognize that, in the case of Brazil, a country of predominantly Latin culture, if there is a chance to emulate successful countries that are culturally close, this emulation must pass through the strengthening of Brazilian meritocratic institutions. This is exactly the opposite of what governments have been doing in Brazil.
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
My Second article in a series of two, where I explain how meritocracy is behind the success of the most developed Latin societies, is now available at OrdemLivre.org (in Portuguese). I translate a passage: