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The American Dream Abides


Social mobility is still going strong in the Land of Opportunity

Is the American dream on life support? That’s the perennial claim of “declinists,” who are convinced that the American spirit of opportunity is at death’s door. That claim was recently bolstered by research from a team of top economists, who found that half of today’s 30-year-olds are worse off than their parents were at the same age. A closer look at that study, however, reveals that opportunity is alive and well. That does not mean we should be complacent about removing barriers to success for those born […]

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102 pounds of economic-mobility-generating muscle


I was wading deep into a wonk-fest of a report about economic mobility. Suddenly, the authors were writing about my mother:

“We think one of the most direct ways to reduce poverty, and possibly to increase economic mobility, is to help single mothers work and to improve their skills so they can earn higher wages.”

If you asked my mother what she did for a living, this is not what she would say. But it is her legacy.My mother taught nursing at a community college for 30 years. That makes her a one-woman anti-poverty machine. My mother is 102 pounds of […]

Question: 1. Income inequality can be explained by all of th…

1. Income inequality can be explained by all of the following except ​:

A.Ownership of factors of production are not equally distributed and those with greater shares of entrepreneurship tend to experience greater incomes.

B.Changes in tax laws and rates between different periods of time create great disparity among workers.C.Workers have different skill sets which allow some a greater level of productivity.D.Technology has created less of a demand for unskilled labor and a greater return for owners of capital.2. Although poverty is an​ issue, in the U.S.A.most of the population in poverty are illegal immigrants so poverty does not matter much.B.a […]

The author of Rise of the Creative Class is grappling with its dark side


ehpien Georgetown is one of Washington DC’s most expensive neighborhoods. No one has done more to promote the return of educated professionals to cities than Richard Florida. In his 2002 classic The Rise of the Creative Class , Florida argued that “creative class” professionals like engineers, artists, architects, and college professors held the key to revitalizing America’s cities. He encouraged cities to cater to the tastes of these creative professionals by developing walkable urban neighborhoods well-served by transit and with ample amenities.

Florida’s predictions have come true even more quickly than he expected. “I would have never predicted that this […]

How Homeownership Became the Engine of American Inequality


The son of a minister, Ohene Asare grew up poor. His family immigrated from Ghana when he was 8 and settled down in West Bridgewater, Mass., a town 30 miles south of Boston, where he was one of the few black students at the local public school. “It was us and this Jewish family,” Asare remembered. “It was a field day.” His white classmates bullied him, sometimes using racial slurs. His father transferred Asare when he was 14 to Milton Academy, which awarded Asare a scholarship that covered tuition and board. His parents still had to take out loans […]

Egalitarianism under Pressure: Toward Lower Economic Mobility in the Knowledge Economy?

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Income Inequality Research Paper


CLICK HERE Income Inequality and Poverty – NBER NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH . Sunday, April 30, 2017 The first part of this paper argues that income inequality is not a problem in need of remedy. The real distributional problem is not inequality but poverty. The paper Causes and Consequences of Income Inequality : A Global – IMF 1 Jun 2015 1 Frank Wallace and Zhongxia Zhang provided excellent research assistance. We also Wealth and Income Inequality in Advanced and Emerging Market Economies, 2000 ______ 16. 12. objective of this paper is two-fold. ILO Research Paper No. 1: Income […]

Why inequality isn’t just about money – it’s about stability


May 5, 2017 —Which would you rather have: a higher-paying job, or a more predictable one?

Taking a bird’s-eye view of upward mobility probably would lead to the first answer – more money is always a step up. But look beneath the surface, and the second is a deeper concern for a growing swath of Americans. Not knowing how much money is coming in every month, or even every week, can make it hard to cover everyday expenses and even harder to get a leg up on things like saving for retirement and paying for education.

For Kieran Ridge, who owns […]

The science of inequality: why people prefer unequal societies


Anyone looking for evidence that people have a natural aversion to inequality will find numerous laboratory studies that seemingly confirm their view. Studies have found “a universal desire for more equal pay”, “ egalitarian motives in humans”, “ egalitarianism in young children”, and that “ equality trumps reciprocity ”. A Google Scholar search for “inequality aversion” yields over 10,000 papers that bear on this topic.

When subjects in laboratory studies are asked to divide resources among unrelated individuals, they tend to divide them equally . If a previous situation has led to a pre-existing inequality, people will divide future resources […]