Thursday, 16 October 2008

Indonesia is not a meritocracy. There exists too much corruption, collusion, and nepotism for a system that rewards ability to flourish. People rise to power because of how much money they have or their political connections instead of because they deserve it. Even though the government talks about everyone having the same opportunity this is not really true, a few families still control over 90% of the country's wealth, meaning that Indonesia is more of an oligarchy than a meritocracy. Also, because it is a developing nation that has more than 200 million people, not everyone can have the same opportunity, even if they are talented enough to be successful. Therefore, if nothing done to diminish the oligarchy, meritocracy will always be a myth in Indonesia.

written by :
Mahatmadha Adisara

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