There was a recent survey in The Economist on global business talent and the growing competition for it. I pulled out two pieces that I thought readers might find especially interesting. One focuses on how technology creates great opportunities for workers to act as "free agents," or what one person calls "Karl Marx's Revenge," in that people increasingly own the means of production simply by having PCs and the Internet. The second piece looks at how this growing meritocracy is generating inequality and to what effect. I've uploaded them here.