Priviliged or Talented?

It seems in this country we often mistake privilege for talent. I was just listening to two brothers on the radio who were clearly priviliged but not nearly so obviously talented - although they and their interviewer were assuming that they were. It actually must be a particular burden on the children of the talented - there is an expectation that talent is inherited, when often it is not

In the universities of course we are solely interested in talent, irrespective of where it comes from. However with the rise in registration charges we can expect our incoming undergraduates to be more priviliged than talented. Which is a great pity. Privilege which is short on talent often comes across as full of a sense of entitlement, with no real capacity for hard work.