While I still grasp for exactly how to express my thoughts on the issues of income inequality, social mobility and the meritocratic state, I’ll pass along this video.

Remember that this is not a documentary or commentary but eduprop designed to Americanize a diverse culture.

 

I should also add that I can sense that a lot of my readers grope for the “point” of many of my posts. In the sense they are looking for, there isn’t one.

The point is to think more about what we really mean when we talk about inequality and mobility? What are the elements of America we care about and why?

And, of particular interest to me: Was there anything fundamentally different about the American economy during the mid 20th century; or are our stylized facts about inequality and growth merely the results of the temporally overlapping effects of urbanization, feminism and the fall of Jim Crow.

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