Tag Archive: merit

Aug 06

Luck vs Merit (Part 2)

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Robert Frank discusses the role of skill vs. luck in producing success.

Jul 20

Just My Luck (or is it?)

Most people agree that success requires hard work and good fortune. Recent research suggests that people’s politics can be swayed depending on which of these ingredients they focus on when thinking about their own success. Thinking about the role of hard work in your success makes you more likely to support more conservative social policies, while thinking about the role of luck and the help of others makes you more likely to support liberal ones.