After a discussion with my loony left mate, this has been occupying my mind for some time. Rather than write a long essay on this, I'll write a list: Pros: none come to mind, let me know if you have any Cons: >lowering the quality of the workforce in trying to fill quotas >condescending to people who want to get a job off their own efforts and merit >breeds hatred as competant workers part of the inconvenient majority are rejected despite being fit for the job >leads to second-guessing of superiors, did they get the job from the fruits of their labour, or did they tidily round off the required number? As a civvie, I'm not sure how, if at all, the military is affected by this. But all the points made above are applicable to civilian life. I'd like to hear some opposing views, and I realise I might be a bit blinkered by my political views, so discuss!