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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 […]

SLEZAK: Fixing poverty starts with change of thinking

Riley Slezak

America is commonly called the land of opportunity, a place where if you work hard and do the right thing you’ll be financially secure. This image of America as a beacon for hope and prosperity is not entirely inaccurate, but it does have some major flaws. By teaching that hard work is the main ingredient for a large bank account and overall financial prosperity, it’s also implied that those living in poverty must be lazy. A common refrain from those free of the burden of poverty is that people who are on welfare are leeching off of the system […]

Remarks by the President on Economic Mobility

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you, everybody. Thank you so much. Please, please have a seat. Thank you so much. Well, thank you, Neera, for the wonderful introduction and sharing a story that resonated with me. There were a lot of parallels in my life and probably resonated with some of you.

Over the past 10 years, the Center for American Progress has done incredible work to shape the debate over expanding opportunity for all Americans. And I could not be more grateful to CAP not only for giving me a lot of good policy ideas, but also giving […]

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 […]

LSESU Social Mobility: “The majority of people at LSE are unaware of their economic privilege“


I never believed I would fit in at LSE. Before coming to university, I strongly believed that there would be no people from my race or social class at the university, which was a huge psychological barrier for me.

Despite the fact that I knew perfectly well how to assimilate into social and cultural settings that were foreign to me since I had attended one of the top state grammar schools in the country, I realised that I could never be myself or ‘let my hair down’ in these settings. This policing of my nature and culture included not […]

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 […]

Yikes: Wesleyan Ranks 1972nd in Economic Mobility for Low Income Students

Winter Wesleyan, Jan. 20, 2012.

“The numbers are always underwritten by the real struggles against classism and the impactful activism of low-income students.” [Updated 1/24/17, 9:45AM] The infographic has the minimum wage at Wesleyan listed at $9.60. This was the wage for 2016, but the state of Connecticut raised the wage to $10.10 effective Jan. 2017.

For countless cycles of matriculation, prospective Wes students have been concerned about our reputation on College Confidential. TBT amirite? This worry soon goes away (hopefully), for a variety of reasons. Despite our Forbes ranking of #9 in the country last year, I’d say most of us still don’t […]

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 […]

Read online Back to Shared Prosperity: The Growing Inequality of Wealth and Income in America: The Growing Inequality of Wealth and Income in America PDF, azw (Kindle), ePub


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Size: 11.47 MBDownloadable formats: PDFBy not doing this, we all lose, even the rich. The higher the ratio, the higher the level of income inequality. The “fortunate fifth,” in Robert Reich’s endlessly repeated phrase, isn’t fortunate — it is hard-working. We can summarise this by saying that the lower the value the greater the equality. Posted by Mark Thoma on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 12:06 AM in Economics, Links There is truly something for everyone! presentations for free.Pages: 437Publisher: Routledge (May 20, 2015)ISBN: B00XYKXN9IThe Economics of the Good Society: […]