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Social Mobility, the ability to get a leg up and leverage a foothold on the ladder into vertical motion, is the holy grail for anybody who works with or lives in poverty. For those that subsist ...
by xajaxsingerx
Comment Count 241 comments on Tue Nov 29, 2011 at 05:59 PM PST with 393 Recommends
Ayn Rand would be crying right now if she weren't dead and/or a sociopath. The Neoliberal experiment America started in the 1980s has now yielded results, and they are poor. From Bloomberg View's ...
by DSWright
Comment Count 154 comments on Fri Jul 20, 2012 at 12:18 PM PDT with 195 Recommends
On Monday, Jeb Bush's Wall Street Journal op-ed raised conservative hopes that the former Florida ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 84 comments on Tue Dec 20, 2011 at 11:50 AM PST with 174 Recommends
According a report on social mobility published by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development [OECD], the United States ranks pretty poorly among industrialized nations on ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 154 comments on Fri Feb 12, 2010 at 04:19 AM PST with 120 Recommends
The arrival of season four of Arrested Development on Netflix may have been one of the most hyped developments in entertainment in recent years. But whether you loved it or hated it—or just didn'...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 39 comments on Sun Jun 09, 2013 at 03:00 PM PDT with 49 Recommends
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 58 comments on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 10:55 AM PDT with 44 Recommends
Alain Sherter of bnet.com [http://industry.bnet.com/financial-services/10002855/as-income-mobility-falls-american-dream-fades put this better than I could], so I'll let him have the first word:
by Seneca Doane
Comment Count 59 comments on Sat Sep 05, 2009 at 05:16 PM PDT with 32 Recommends
In the spirit of his Education Week blog, Living in Dialogue , science educator and activist Anthony Cody entered into a five-part exchange with the Gates Foundation (GF) about education reform. ...
by plthomasEdD
Comment Count 15 comments on Sun Sep 16, 2012 at 07:32 AM PDT with 26 Recommends
Easily, one of the best NYT op-eds I've read in quite awhile. Here's the final sentence in the piece... ...Progressives are now dependent on the fragile possibility that inequality and ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 9 comments on Tue Dec 17, 2013 at 10:32 PM PST with 24 Recommends
In The United States of America, where by working hard and taking advantage of the capitalist society in which we live is supposed to allow anyone from any social status to climb the ladder of ...
by funluvn1
Comment Count 64 comments on Sun Jul 26, 2009 at 05:36 AM PDT with 21 Recommends
It's a promise, a mythology, a rite of passage -- The belief that " Abounding Opportunity lies just around the next bend ." Indeed, America was built on such beliefs ... even ...
by jamess
Comment Count 33 comments on Mon Jan 02, 2012 at 02:00 PM PST with 18 Recommends
On November 14th the series, Independent Lens on PBS aired an incisive program on economic inequality in the US as a function of unregulated Capitalism. Their symbol for all that is wrong with our ...
by Lily O Lady
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 10:46 AM PST with 17 Recommends
In any basic economics course, you learn that there are four ways to distribute resources: Market, command, queue, and lottery. We're all very familiar with markets, and the ways they degenerate ...
by Troubadour
Comment Count 49 comments on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 06:09 PM PST with 11 Recommends
In his best-selling book “Capital in the 21st Century,” French economist Thomas Piketty identifies privatization as one of the causes of global inequality. Indeed, the sell-off of public ...
by Gregory Heires
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Jun 11, 2014 at 08:00 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
In an otherwise inane Ross Douthat column (but I repeat myself), there's two paragraphs worth noting. Government’s power over fertility rates is limited, but not nonexistent. America has no real ...
by xaxnar
Comment Count 16 comments on Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 09:06 PM PST with 7 Recommends
The shining jewel of liberals and progressives has taken some bad hits recently in the UK. If there is one thing that liberals and progressives have concurred upon it is the fight against income and ...
by NY brit expat
Comment Count 17 comments on Fri Jul 24, 2009 at 10:55 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
plu'to·crat' (plōō'tə-krāt') n., One who exercises power by virtue of wealth. A member of the plutocracy. plu·toc·ra·cy (...
by RFDBlog
Comment Count 2 comments on Wed Oct 22, 2008 at 07:22 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
By: Inoljt, http://mypolitikal.com/ When Senator Barack Obama was elected president, his victory was widely taken as a momentous event. In racial terms, Mr. Obama constitutes the first ...
by Inoljt
Comment Count 85 comments on Mon Sep 20, 2010 at 10:32 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
by David Boyle
Comment Count 22 comments on Wed Nov 05, 2008 at 03:16 PM PST with 1 Recommend