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Fletcher: Trust those who earned their merit

August 6, 2013
The Alpena News

There has been a word used recently in the popular press that has two meanings according to Merriam-Webster dictionary. That word is "meritocracy." It means in the most popular usage: "a system in which the talented are chosen and moved ahead on the basis of their achievement" and in its lesser used way as: "leadership selected on the basis of intellectual criteria." There is a huge difference between the two most common meanings.



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