The real problem with the modern meritocracy can be found in the ideology of meritocracy itself. Meritocracy is a system built on the maximization of individual talent, and that system unwittingly encourages several ruinous beliefs:
Exaggerated faith in intelligence.
Misplaced faith in autonomy.
Misplaced notion of the self
Inability to think institutionally.
Misplaced idolization of diversity