More on American Inequality and (Lack of) Opportunity

The data is in, again, some more (follow links to related posts, below, for much more): high inequality correlates with low opportunity to climb (or descend) the ladder.

The U.S.? Meritocracy resides elsewhere. (Think: Denmark.)

the United States is among the most unequal and the least mobile of the rich countries, with about 50% of a father’s earnings advantage (or for that matter disadvantage) being passed on to the son.

In Canada this is about 20%, less than half the US figure.

Inequality and Occupy Wall Street 5: decline of the American Dream « milescorak.






2 responses to “More on American Inequality and (Lack of) Opportunity”

  1. Olav Martin Kvern Avatar
    Olav Martin Kvern

    I’d thought that the Presidency of George W. Bush had ended this argument forever?



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