With his British accent and dry wit, it’s hard not to be charmed by liberal political theorist and writer Richard V. Reeves.
Yet his core message these days is a somber one: In recent decades, social mobility in the United States has sharply declined. Today, it too often is your economic roots — especially if you are a minority — likely to dictate the ceiling on your economic prospects.
To combat this trend, Reeves contends, society too often turns to the public sector for solutions; if the private sector is involved at all, it is primarily via philanthropy. But Reeves argues […]