Economic mobility critical for equality

America has long taken pride in its namesake ideal, the American Dream. Indeed, our nation has been built on the backs of generations of people who believed they had a better chance of succeeding here than anywhere else. Yet the ladders of opportunity now exist in the possession of those with access to wealth building infrastructure, such as quality schools, economically healthy communities and social capital.

In contemporary debates over income distribution, Americans are often solely fixed on the issue of income inequality. To be sure, the level of inequality America currently grapples with can be detrimental to widespread growth […]