2008 and The Culture of Merit

Reproduced below is a post I published in the first week of Jan 2009.

The great recession of 2008 was raging.

Amidst which Obama was elected US President and despite the doom and the gloom I felt a great sense of optimism.

As a result I wrote this post which predicted a world that would change for the better.

And by some measures it did and in many others it did not.

Then came the age of Trump climaxing in the continuing horror that is 2020.