Futures Forum: Good luck!
And has very little to do with how much we 'merit' it:
Futures Forum: Is 'meritocracy' really all it's made out to be?
Futures Forum: How meritocracy and populism reinforce each other's faults
The statistician David Spiegelhalter has featured on various blog-postings over the years:
Futures Forum: The national press and the IPCC report ... and Climate Change
Futures Forum: Climate change: by numbers >>> "a deeper-than-usual insight into some of the methods of climate science"
Futures Forum: Is a global population of nine billion sustainable?
He works at the stats lab at the University of Cambridge:
David Spiegelhalter's Personal Home Page
He's very interested in 'luck' and 'risk':
#2 - Prof David Spiegelhalter on risk, stats and improving understanding of science - YouTube
And he has done some very interesting programmes for Radio 4:
BBC Radio 4 - Good Luck Professor Spiegelhalter
His latest offering being this evening at Archive on 4:
The Risk Makers
BBC Radio 4 - Archive on 4, The Risk Makers