The struggle. 

My current reads. I’m all over the place, and I can’t seem to stay focused enough to finish A Game of Thrones

To accept that upward mobility alone can cure society ill’s, to accept meritocracy as the ultimate goal, is to accept markets as the means of determining merit. When we talk about “upward mobility” and “meritocracy,” we implicitly assume that those who succeed have “merit,” while others do not.

Focusing on upward mobility while ignoring income inequality equals more inequality. The rich have had no problem moving up lately. 

“Treat money as if it were the dirt below your feet. Because when dirt comes over your head, it becomes your grave”
— Amīr al-Mu’mineen, Imam Ali (ع)

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