Encouraging Study Finds It Now Easier Than Ever For American Dollars To Rise Into Upper Class


Experts say a record number of dollars from blue-collar and middle-income households rose into the upper class last year. WASHINGTON—Citing “nearly unlimited” opportunities for the nation’s currency, an encouraging study released Tuesday by the Brookings Institution found that it has never been easier for U.S. dollars to enter the richest segment of American society.

The study, which followed the legal tender over a 40-year period, confirmed that trillions of dollars have been able to move from the lower and middle classes into the upper class, indicating a significant rise in the upward mobility of American money.

“In comparison to earlier generations, […]