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Marco Rubio Income Inequality

Sen. Marco Rubio on ways to reverse income inequality

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Summary : In the debate over how to cure income inequality, talk about poverty and opportunity are increasingly converging. In a series of conversations about the growing … Title : Marco Rubio: Don’t Focus On Income Inequality

Summary : Sen. Marco Rubio appeared […]

6 alarming facts about poverty in America that you might not realize are true

Tim Boyle/Getty Images Everyone knows that poverty exists, but by the very nature of economic inequality in America, if you’re not living in poverty or close to it, it’s not something you have to face on a daily basis. Wealthy people, or anyone living above the poverty line, can go through most of of their lives without facing the realities of being poor. This, sadly, only perpetuates the problem. But there are a ton of stats and facts about poverty in America that might alarm you. Every year, the U.S. Census Bureau releases a report in September about the […]

Where the American Dream Lives and Dies

Rags-to-riches stories , like Benjamin Franklin’s , have always captured the American imagination. They feed the narrative of the American Dream—that from humble beginnings, a scrappy, hardworking person can become prosperous, and afford opportunities his or her parents did not have. Through booms and recessions, people have bought into this myth .

The problem is: The American Dream lives and dies at the local level. Stanford* economist Raj Chetty has shown that conditions in our neighborhoods are really what shape our ability to escape poverty and determine if we will fare better than our parents. A new analysis by the […]

Inequality’s Deep Roots – The History News of the Week

Inequality’s Deep Roots – The History News of the Week

The biggest history news stories of the last seven days, including an archaeological study into inequality that has an ominous warning for the present, the revelation that what is now Madrid was once arid savanna, and a rethink on the chronology of the Neanderthals.

Inequality Started with the Rise of Agriculture

New research claims that the rise of economic inequality in human societies can be traced all the way back to the dawn of agriculture.Published in the journal Nature , the research involved academics from fourteen different institutions, and was led by Tim Kohler from Washington State University (WSU). […]

Moving up: why social mobility matters

Many government programs seek to help disadvantaged people families. But how good are we at lifting people permanently out of poverty ?

Modern Australia has a long history of being a land of opportunity for newcomers. Most of the early European settlers were either convicts, domestic servants or labourers whose children enjoyed better lives than their parents had enjoyed.

The 1850’s gold rush brought fortune to many regardless of parental wealth. Post-war Australia has continued to be seen as land of opportunity, still attracting large numbers of migrants seeking to improve life for themselves and their families.The foundations of modern Australia […]

The Persistent Inequality of Neighborhoods

America’s surging economic inequality has been blamed for everything from crony capitalism to the displacement of once good-paying jobs by globalization and new technology. But according to a major recent study, the real culprit in both the growing gap between the rich and poor can be traced to the neighborhoods in which we are born and raised.

The study, which expands on the crucial ongoing work of the Harvard sociologist Robert J. Sampson and included in a larger economic mobility report from the St. Louis Fed , examines the rise of neighborhood inequality and its effects on the economic mobility […]

Jobs that use inequalities

These are both long-standing Income inequality. Did he use this market dominance to “income inequality in a capitalist system is truly beautiful” because “it provides the Millions of jobs, Did he use this market dominance to “income inequality in a capitalist system is truly beautiful” because “it provides the Millions of jobs, Goal 10—Why Addressing Inequality Matters. Management We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow us. And beyond simply attaining a job, the to require more education and more Apr 24, 2017 A surprising number of occupations use linear equations. inequalities example […]

Education Isn’t the Key to a Good Income

A man climbs a ladder.

One of the most commonly taught stories American schoolchildren learn is that of Ragged Dick, Horatio Alger’s 19th-century tale of a poor, ambitious teenaged boy in New York City who works hard and eventually secures himself a respectable, middle-class life. This “rags to riches” tale embodies one of America’s most sacred narratives: that no matter who you are, what your parents do, or where you grow up, with enough education and hard work, you too can rise the economic ladder.

A body of research has since emerged to challenge this national story, casting the United States not as a meritocracy […]

Inequality has been growing for thousands of years — and it could hint at future societal collapse

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Spencer Platt/Getty A new study of 63 archaeological sites found societies have been getting more unequal for thousands of years.

If left unabated, the trend could result in devastating outcomes, including the downfall of civilized life.

A study of 63 archaeological sites has found that wealth inequality has been growing for thousands of years, beginning with early hunter-gatherer species and leading all the way up to the Information Age.Conducted by 14 different universities, the research describes a growing trend that could have dire consequences for future societies — if they fail to become more equal."People need to […]

Education plays only a small part in economic success

Education plays only a small part in economic success


Share this article Most of us were brought up to believe that education is the key that opens the door to a better future. Whether this is true depends in part on how one defines a better future. If we’re just talking about upward mobility and earning power, it is not a given that education leads to greater financial success, according to a growing body of research.

In a 2014 study , the income tax records of 40 million children and their parents were analyzed to identify correlations between parent and offspring earning. The research team, comprising economists from […]