Recent studies have shown that the United States lags behind other developing countries <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/17/social-immobility-climbin_n_501788.html">in social mobility </a>-- what is often known as the "American Dream." And it's particularly hard to go from rags to riches<a href="http://crooksandliars.com/blue-texan/social-mobility-much-more-difficult-red"> in the Red States</a>.
An Equality of Opportunity Project study finds that urban sprawl contributes to lower social mobility in America. Paul Krugman observes, "[D]isadvantaged workers often find themselves stranded; there may be jobs available somewhere, but they literally can’t get there." “areas with a smaller middle class had lower rates of upward mobility.”
Conservatives love to give lip service to the American Dream. And to achieve it, they insist, all you need to do is work really hard.
On any given day, we have about 2.3 million people behind bars in federal, state and local facilities.
On this Sunday's State of the Union, when asked if Mitt Romney coming from a privileged background is going to harm him in the presidential election, Speaker of the House John Boehner did his best to try to pretend that Romney is just another
The panel on Up With Chris Hayes this Saturday of Sam Seder, Bob Herbert, Josh Barro and Victoria Defrancesco Soto had a discussion on the growing wealth inequality and lack up social mobility which are being made worse by things like Republicans
We’re a species that has gotten around; we’ve wandered, pioneered and migrated to every corner of the world. The spear tip of technology is how we can get somewhere else: the wheel, the sailboat, the rocket. In short: we’re movers. We are
On Monday, Jeb Bush's Wall Street Journal op-ed raised conservative hopes that the former Florida Governor would jump in and grab the wheel of the clown car that is the 2012 GOP presidential field. But if Republicans were disappointed when Jeb