I know what some readers may be thinking: “Another post on income inequality and mobility??”
Yes, seriously. Poverty is a serious issue and addressing and understanding it is more complex than simple wealth redistribution or bootstrapping/incentivize rhetoric. I’m also more interested in relieving absolute poverty and creating healthy economic mobility than income inequality. So, for your reading pleasure:
- “Why President Obama Is Wrong On Inequality” features Reason‘s Ronald Bailey criticizing some of the President’s claims about inequality, while providing substantial research that paints a clearer picture.
- “50th Anniversary of the War on Poverty” at the Pew Charitable Trusts features numerous articles from their Economic Mobility Project.
- “Five Strong Starts for Social Mobility” is a new brief from the Center on Children and Families at the Brooking Institution analyzing the major starting points in life that are critical to future chances.