Category Archives: Mobility

Restoring America’s Economic Mobility

Frank Buckley
Author, The Way Back: Restoring the Promise of America Frank Buckley is a Foundation Professor at Scalia Law School at George Mason University, where he has taught since 1989. Previously he was a visiting Olin Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School, and he has also taught at McGill Law School, the Sorbonne, and Sciences Po in Paris. He received his B.A. from McGill University and his LL.M. from Harvard University. He is a senior editor of The American Spectator and the author of several books, including The Once and Future King: The Rise of […]

Andrew Stefan Weiner: “Trumpism and/as Violence”

This piece was originally presented by the author at State of Emergency: Politics, Aesthetics, Trumpism, a public forum that took place at New York University on December 10, 2016.

by Andrew Stefan Weiner

Over the past several years it has become more common for scholars and activists to rely on the concept of structural violence, along with the closely related ideas of systemic and institutional violence. In the US, these concepts are typically invoked in critical analyses of problems like climate change, mass incarceration, and the complex networks of discriminatory oppression associated with class, race and ethnicity, able-bodiedness, […]

The Best Cities for Living the American Dream

© Is the American Dream making a comeback? After the housing crisis last decade, many people questioned the legitimacy of homeownership as a means of building wealth and providing economic security. Today, however, with home prices in much of the U.S. at last passing their pre-crisis peak and mortgage rates hovering near their historic lows , for many homeownership seems attractive once again.

Thinking about buying a home? See what your mortgage payment will be with SmartAsset’s mortgage calculator .

On the other hand, homeownership is just one piece of the American Dream. While there’s no concrete definition of the […]

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Many middle-class University students find tuition difficult to manage


LSA junior Joshua Rabotnick moved from Los Angeles in August 2016 to attend the University of Michigan, but cannot afford the tuition bill without loans.

LSA freshman Andrea Perez, an in-state student, is in the same situation as Rabotnick. Two families, both in the middle-class income level, struggle to pay for a degree from the University.

Despite a report from the Equality of Opportunity Project saying the median family income for a student at the University is $154,000, in the same report the University was ranked last in economic social mobility of 25 highly selective public universities.With students facing debt after […]

Women’s Work: The Economic Mobility of Women Across a Generation


Men have long been the dominant participants in the paid labor force, but a significant number of women have joined them during the past 40 years. In the early 1970s, 43 percent of all women were wage earners. Today, nearly 6 in 10 women are working for pay.

Much of this growth can be attributed to working mothers, who increased their numbers in the workforce by 50 percent over the past generation. Previous research by The Pew Charitable Trusts shows that, as more women entered the labor force, movement up the economic ladder increasingly became a family enterprise.

Measuring men’s mobility […]

Want to Fix Income Inequality in America?


Then make college tuition free.

Higher education is the key to economic mobility in America. A recent study , with unprecedented access to individual and family incomes, has proven the case for this proposition beyond a reasonable doubt. The study confirms what families already know, and why paying for their children’s college education is a high priority topic of conversation at kitchen tables across America. Governors in states as diverse as New York , Rhode Island , Tennessee , and Oregon are addressing this challenge by leading efforts to make their colleges tuition free and winning wide public support from […]

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is endorsing online schools, but student scores may indicate a big problem

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Betsy DeVos testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at her confirmation hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. It was the best of times and the worst of times for virtual schools, which allow students to go to school without ever stepping into a school building.

Online schools received yet another hearty endorsement last Friday from the new Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, who doubled down on her opinion that these schools should expand – without any hint that she recognizes there are serious quality-control issues.

Meanwhile, an important study published last week in […]

To understand Trump, learn from his voters


To make sense of Donald Trump’s emerging presidency, it helps to understand the social and economic discontent that put him in office. Harvard Professor Michael Sandel took a hard look at those concerns during a Tuesday afternoon lecture called “Why Trump? What Now?” Sandel argued that Trump’s rise, whatever some people may think of it, was based on legitimate public concerns that weren’t otherwise being addressed.

Addressing a full house at Harvard Law School’s Langdell Hall, Sandel first acknowledged the concerns of many of his listeners. “Many people around the world worry that the American republic is tilting toward tyranny. […]

Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy

The New Press

For at least the past 10 years, traditional colleges have been closely watching the rise and fall of the for-profit sector.

Some experts point to minimal regulation, heavy recruitment and a lack of student knowledge about college choices to explain why the for-profit sector became so popular and saw a boom in student enrollment in the mid-2000’s. Others point to the Obama administration’s increased regulation and students’ knowledge of the higher education system as reasons for the for-profit sector’s decline. But in Tressie McMillan Cottom’s new book, (The New Press) , she points to another factor — credentialism.Tressie […]