MDC Philosophy Platos Idea Theory of A Just Society Question

 

Explain Plato's ideal theory of a just society. In your view, what would be some of the beneficial or harmful effects of a society based solely on merit, as Plato proposed?

Don't we reward athletes, doctors, lawyers, and business executives according to their merit and not by democratic vote? Should our leaders be chosen the same way, as Plato suggests? Why or why not?