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Merit, Advancement and Opportunity

1. To what extent is merit determined by opportunity? Explain whether you agree that wealth and background, among other things, can affect one's ability to achieve and weather such advantage are determinative of success?

2. who defines what it takes to achieve merit and advancement? Who decides and how is it decided that some individual deserve a higher position than others, and what can what can we deduce about the priorities and criterion of these decision makers.

3. Why is the concept of merit itself so important in our society and why is so much a part of the affirmative action debate?

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1. To what extent is merit determined by opportunity? Explain whether you agree that wealth and background, among other things, can affect one's ability to achieve and weather such advantage are determinative of success?

* Merit is determined by opportunity by a great extent and in some cases, almost entirely. This is because whenever opportunities arise within any situation, in a company or outside of one, the opportunity exists because there is a gap analysis that has been pre-determined to exist that only an individual with the right fit can fill it. The right fit in this case therefore is highly based on the merit based on insinuating factors of the candidate such as their background.

* One's background and wealth, among other things can in fact affect one's ability to achieve success as well as being a determinant to success. This is because ...

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