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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 […]

Many middle-class University students find tuition difficult to manage

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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 […]

INCOME INEQUALITY: ANALYSIS AND RECOMMENDATION USING THE BARDACH METHOD. A Thesis

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1 INCOME INEQUALITY: ANALYSIS AND RECOMMENDATION USING THE BARDACH METHOD A Thesis Presented to the faculty of the Department of Public Policy and Administration California State University, Sacramento Submitted in partial satisfaction of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF PUBLIC POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION by Michael W. Billingsley SPRING 2014

2 2014 Michael W. Billingsley ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ii3 INCOME INEQUALITY: ANALYSIS AND RECOMMENDATION USING THE BARDACH METHOD A Thesis by Michael W. Billingsley Approved by:, Committee Chair Robert W. Wassmer, Ph.D., Second Reader Su Jin Jez, Ph.D. Date iii4 Student: Michael W. Billingsley I certify that this […]

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 […]

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 […]

New York Times reports on inequality at College


Twenty-one percent of Dartmouth students come from families in the top one percent of total income earners, a recent New York Times report on college economic diversity found.

The study, using data from the Class of 2013, revealed that Dartmouth students have disproportionately wealthy backgrounds, even in comparison to students at other Ivy League and highly-selective schools.

According to the report, the median family income of a Dartmouth student is $200,400, which is the second highest among Ivy League schools and 24th among colleges nationwide. Dartmouth ranks highest in the Ivy League and 11th among all colleges for students from the […]

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Greater Economic Segregation Is Associated with Lower Mobility  Select U.S. metropolitan areas by economic mobility and neighborhood stratification  Note: The 34 metro areas shown above are represented in the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 and are among the 50 most populous metro areas, according to 2007 U.S. Census Bureau estimates. The 12 most populous metro areas are labeled for ease of identification.   Source: Pew Charitable Trusts

Greater Economic Segregation Is Associated with Lower Mobility Select U.S. metropolitan areas by economic mobility and neighborhood stratification Note: The 34 metro areas shown above are represented in the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 and are among the 50 most populous metro areas, according to 2007 U.S. Census Bureau estimates. The 12 most populous metro areas are labeled for ease of identification. Source: Pew Charitable Trusts This figure plots the difference in average income percentiles for children born to low vs. high-income parents in each year from 1971-1993… Source: Raj Chetty, Nathaniel Hendren, Patrick Kline, Emmanuel Saez, Nicholas […]

Income Inequality in America: Social Mobility In an American Plutocracy

Income Inequality in America: Social Mobility In an American Plutocracy

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At Storytellers of New Jersey Income Inequality in America: Social Mobility In an American Plutocracy

Pin It The last two articles defined plutocracy and then how that with income inequality impacts the economy. Now, the immense divide in income inequality obstructs social mobility, destroying hopes for the American Dream.Michael Hiltzik of the Los Angeles Times reports, “Income inequality produces stagnating wages for middle- and working-class employees […] causing low growth and less employment […] which create obstacles to social mobility.” Social mobility is the ability for any citizen to move about the low, middle, and upper […]

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 […]

Restoring America’s Economic Mobility

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LinkedIn Print E-mail Download Issue Had Marx been asked what would happen to America if it ever became economically immobile, we know what his answer would be: Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. And also Donald Trump. The anger expressed by the voters in 2016—their support for candidates from far outside the traditional political class—has little parallel in American history. We are accustomed to protest movements on the Left, but the wholesale repudiation of the establishment on the Right is something new. All that was solid has melted into air, and what […]