Everyone's a Winner: Life in Our Congratulatory Culture

By Joel Best

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

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