Does a five-star rating say it all? Rita Samiolo ranks the ranks that pervade modern living
Almost every aspect of our existence, from the mundane details of our shopping to life-defining issues like education, healthcare and the strength of our democracies seems subject to a relentless urge to rate and rank. Our experiences and attainments in everything from being consumers to being citizens are increasingly turned into scores to be fed into indices and rankings that are meant to help us choose – and be chosen.
One’s life chances – whether an Uber driver, a university student, or a mortgage applicant – increasingly depend