Re: Real Meritocracies vs. Forced Quotas
@JimC- Well, a true meritocracy might work as you described, but a meritocracy may not be the exact best way to run a company. For example, there's a quite a lot of research showing bringing people in from different backgrounds, not just of race or gender, but also economic status, improves a company's success. More points of view equals a better ability to serve a wider array of customers and to bring in ideas from more places.
Fill your room with 4th generation Ivy League white dudes and you'll get a company that serves 4th generaiton Ivy League white dudes really well. Nothing wrong with that, but depending on your line of business, that may not keep you profitable.