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Book review: Success and luck: good fortune and the myth of meritocracy by Robert H. Frank

McArthur, Dan (2016) Book review: Success and luck: good fortune and the myth of meritocracy by Robert H. Frank. LSE Review of Books (28 Jun 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

What role does luck play in economic success? In Success and Luck: Good Fortune and the Myth of Meritocracy, Robert H. Frank argues that the wealthy tend to underestimate the role that chance plays in acquiring status and money, and explores how this consequently discourages support of taxation. While this short read could draw upon other discussions of luck to bolster its key claims, this is a convincing and engagingly written work, writes Dan McArthur.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2016 LSE Review of Books; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2016 15:56
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2019 23:22
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/67331

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