The weirdest part, too, is that this “meritocratic” worldview is often articulated by those who aren’t benefitting from the current system.
That’s alarming. But you can’t really blame these lower-income individuals for buying this ridiculous myth — they have been hit over the head with this narrative over and over again.
Right, and you sincerely think that the United States is a free market economy (LOL!). Talk about buying into a ridiculous myth. It’s time you check your definitions and adjust your argument accordingly.