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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
Graduating college is right next door to impossible for low-income kids. The myth that the United States of America is a place where upward mobility is a real possibility available to anyone ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 51 comments on Wed Jun 04, 2014 at 12:34 PM PDT with 80 Recommends
Freedom to dissent is essential in a democracy but it must be anchored on principle and truth. Example, the protest against the Vietnam war, the war in Iraq, the protest against sexual ...
by alhabe
Comment Count 56 comments on Wed Apr 15, 2009 at 08:33 PM PDT with 47 Recommends
( Full-sized map ) Upward mobility is supposed to be the ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 84 comments on Mon Jul 22, 2013 at 12:33 PM PDT with 29 Recommends
"When the madness is directed towards the likes of you and me, Then our blindness may be lifted and we might begin to see. For when others are afflicted, with the scourge that ...
by Geminijen
Comment Count 63 comments on Sun Jun 10, 2012 at 03:00 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
Too many things have been placed down the memory hole and it's up to those of us old farts seasoned folks to remind those younger of what it was like for us. No, I'm not talking about the ...
by Puddytat
Comment Count 19 comments on Sat Oct 08, 2011 at 12:42 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
When Americans who are the most victimized by our cruel economy still believe in something that is demonstrably no longer true, they are deeply delusional. They desperately want to believe in ...
by Joelsmartguy
Comment Count 5 comments on Sun Nov 06, 2011 at 02:07 PM PST with 9 Recommends
by danmac
Comment Count 12 comments on Wed Apr 26, 2006 at 01:23 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
This study by Harvard and U.C. Berkeley used millions of autonomous earning records to come up with these results showing economic opportunity by region and city. The results are shown on this ...
by Lefty Coaster
Comment Count 7 comments on Mon Jul 22, 2013 at 10:50 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
Why won't the current members of our Congress listen to the sane voices of rational reasoning, instead of constantly squandering valuable time bickering on non-essential issues --- while millions ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 43 comments on Sat Jun 01, 2013 at 02:25 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
Professor, Economist, & Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz wrote a prescient article titled “ Equal Opportunity, Our National Myth ” in the New York Times that one would think would get national ...
by Egberto Willies
Comment Count 4 comments on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 09:30 AM PST with 5 Recommends
by Casey
Comment Count 39 comments on Mon Jun 19, 2006 at 10:29 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
In the comment section of one of my prior diaries, the commentor pointed out that many of you no longer believe upward mobility is possible in this eonomic and political environment. I, of course, ...
by vlboyd53
Comment Count 3 comments on Wed Jan 14, 2015 at 05:32 AM PST with 4 Recommends
Whenever someone asks me, usually with a voice filled with frustration, “Why do so many lower-middle class whites vote against their own economic self interests by supporting Republicans?”
by Pangloss
Comment Count 10 comments on Tue May 19, 2009 at 08:11 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
Believing in the classic American Dream that hard work will deliver prosperity is like believing that buying super lottery tickets is a smart way to become wealthy. Both are delusional beliefs ...
by Joelsmartguy
Comment Count 5 comments on Sat Apr 07, 2012 at 09:14 AM PDT with 1 Recommend