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Does work make us stupid? Meritocracy; 50 years after the Battle of Algiers

October 13th, 2016

Episode 502 of 536 episodes

Smart organisations in the so called knowledge economy put a premium on hiring smart people - and then expect them to suspend critical thinking, subscribe to absurd management fads, and the cult of leadership. Author Andre Spicer tracks the growth of functional stupidity.

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