Everyone's a Winner: Life in Our Congratulatory Culture

Everyone's a Winner: Life in Our Congratulatory Culture

Joel Best


Every kindergarten football participant will get a trophy. Many excessive faculties identify dozens of seniors as valedictorians—of an analogous type. autos activity bumper stickers that learn “USA—Number 1.” Prizes proliferate in each nook of yank society, and excellence is trumpeted with scores that diversity from “Academy Award winner!” to “Best local Pizza!” In Everyone’s a Winner, Joel most sensible— acclaimed writer of Damned Lies and Statistics and plenty of different books—shines a vibrant mild at the expanding abundance of prestige in our society and considers what all of it ability. With humor and perception, most sensible argues that prestige affluence fosters social worlds and, within the strategy, is helping supply aspiring to existence in a wide society.

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