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    a meritocracy leavened with egalitarianism



    From the country's viewpoint, it is even harder to see why Mr Brown needs the coup de grâce just yet. Britain is not being overtly misgoverned, and nobody else in Labour is promising anything radically different. And Mr Brown may yet improve. To do so, he needs to articulate his basic political creed—essentially a meritocracy leavened with egalitarianism—better than he has managed to do so far. And, from this newspaper's point of view, he needs to commit unequivocally to the course of public-service reform eventually set by Mr Blair, then pursue it with dogged competence.


    Hello! What does the below sentence in blue mean? Thanks!



    a meritocracy leavened with egalitarianism

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    Re: a meritocracy leavened with egalitarianism

    Do you know what meritocracy is?

    It is a social system where people get money or power on the basis of their ability.

    Thus, meritocracy leavened with egalitarianism means that this social system should apply to all people. Egalitarianism asserts the equality of all men, particularly in their access to the rights and privileges in their society.

    Does that help?


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    Re: a meritocracy leavened with egalitarianism

    Snowcake, you are always very helpful. Danke! I got it.

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