Social Mobility

Stupid Right-Wing Tweets: Herman Cain Edition

Stupid Right-Wing Tweets: Herman Cain Edition

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>.
Study: More Auto-mobility Drives Lower Social Mobility

Study: More Auto-mobility Drives Lower Social Mobility

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.”

Up With Chris Panel On Chasing The Unequal American Dream

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

The Paradox Of Mobility In America

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

Jeb Bush's 'Right To Rise' Falls Flat

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