How do culture, policy, and history affect upward mobility in America?

by Ryan Streeter on October 22, 2013. Follow Ryan on Twitter.

A debate is needed now about what policies best promote upward mobility. Some combination of encouraging broader-based economic growth and nurturing fundamental values of education, family and social engagement arguably offers the best approach. It is a message likely neither political party particularly wants to hear, but it’s one they need to acknowledge and confront.

That’s the concluding paragraph to an interesting article by Joel Kotkin, which you can read in its entirety here.