in case you don't know what it is: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meritocracy It kinda has really great appeal to me... Giving people credit for what they're worth, and not letting morons rule us, as in democracy or some "chosen" people like in most other situations... However, I don't think it's possible... there would definitely be abuse, lies, etc. like usually in politics at the end wrong people would be deemed worthy. Actually, Singapore is thought to be the only current state, which is closest to being meritocratic. Never been there, so I cannot judge how much true is that... Any clue?