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  • Nepotism is a bad thing, and no one should take advantage of “special breaks” to get where they are.

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  • Nepotism is the showing of favoritism toward relatives or friends based upon that relationship, rather than on an objective evaluation of ability or suitability.

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  • Nepotism is a fact of life in Hollywood, and successful film actors, producers, writers, directors, have no qualms about encouraging their offspring toward the family business.

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  • Nepotism is a fact of life in Hollywood, and successful film actors, producers, writers, directors, have no qualms about encouraging their offspring toward the family business.

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  • Link to 14 and 1 - Nepotism is favoritism shown to relatives, not to plain old supporters — j

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  • (Nepotism is often said to reek, as though it were a pile of dirty laundry.) "You'd think an administration headed by the son of a former president might be a teensy bit leery of appearing to foster a culture of nepotism," Andrew Sullivan wrote in The New Republic.

    In Praise of Nepotism

  • (Nepotism is often said to reek, as though it were a pile of dirty laundry.) "You'd think an administration headed by the son of a former president might be a teensy bit leery of appearing to foster a culture of nepotism," Andrew Sullivan wrote in The New Republic.

    In Praise of Nepotism

  • From this work the word Nepotism is derived, and is applied to the bad practice of statesmen, when in power, providing lucrative places for their relations.] which is very pleasant, and so to supper and to bed.

    Diary of Samuel Pepys, Apr/May 1668

  • From this work the word Nepotism is derived, and is applied to the bad practice of statesmen, when in power, providing lucrative places for their relations.] which is very pleasant, and so to supper and to bed.

    Diary of Samuel Pepys — Complete

  • From this work the word Nepotism is derived, and is applied to the bad practice of statesmen, when in power, providing lucrative places for their relations.] which is very pleasant, and so to supper and to bed.

    Diary of Samuel Pepys — Volume 73: April/May 1669

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