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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 […]

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Understanding Populism: Inequality by the Numbers


The populist surge of 2016 was a long time coming, as data on income inequality demonstrates. The victory of Donald Trump was a seismic shock, completely unanticipated by pollsters, political experts, talking heads on TV, and yes, even academics like me. Suddenly the two major superpowers, the United States and Russia, are led by men deeply sceptical of the existing international system of rules and alliances, who promise a return to some mythical golden past, and who have cleverly exploited people’s insecurities in a rapidly evolving world. Throughout Europe, right-wing populist parties are making plausible bids for power.

In UKIP’s […]

Films on Inequality

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Where to Invade Next (2016)
With humor and wit, Moore leads us on a tour of nations that have lessons to share about how to reduce inequality and provide a dignified life for all. Stops along the way include a chat with Italian factory owners proud of their pro-labor policies and a look at Iceland, where bankers responsible for the 2008 financial crisis actually found themselves sent to the slammer, unlike their peers in the United States.

The Divide (2015)
Directed by Katharine Round The Divide tells the story of seven individuals striving for a better life in the […]

Restoring America’s Economic Mobility

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 Crown Government […]

Make America Economically Great Again


I recall writing (back in the 1990s and early 2000s) that one of the great things about the US was our economic mobility. By that, I mean the ability of people to shift on the economic spectrum—to move from being a low-income family to being a high-income family, for example.

But recent studies tell us this is no longer the case .

It means the America I grew up in is changing. And that cuts right into my emotional comfort zone. I guess this should not surprise me because (a) the US is always changing, and (b) the evidence clearly shows […]