I thought you might be interested in my pro-meritocracy op-ed on the Washington Post blog. It is a summary of my recent article, "What's Wrong with Libertarianism: A Meritocratic Diagnosis", which is available here.
FYI, my book, Justice and the Meritocratic State, will be released by Routledge at the end of the year. This will be the first philosophical exposition and defense of meritocratic justice. Since the 1970s, political philosophy has been dominated by egalitarianism and libertarianism--I think it is time we take meritocracy seriously.