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1 freetoken  Tue, Aug 14, 2012 2:01:19am
Statistically, American progress will resume.

Statistically, that use of "statistically" is the most abused English word this side of "actually".

Other than that, the essay touches an important topic.

2 researchok  Tue, Aug 14, 2012 2:21:22am

re: #1 freetoken

Not so long ago we might speak of upward mobility in a clinical, even detached way. Now, it is a real, hands on conversation.

3 Destro  Tue, Aug 14, 2012 7:10:00am

re: #2 researchok

Not so long ago we might speak of upward mobility in a clinical, even detached way. Now, it is a real, hands on conversation.

[Link: www.religiondispatches.org...]

America Ranks Toward the Bottom of Social Mobility

The Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) has released a report that should deflate this nation’s inflated sense of self and fundamentalist devotion to “free-markets.” According to their findings, social mobility measured according to earnings, wages and education across generations is relatively low in relation to other developed nations such as Canada, Denmark, Sweden, Germany and Spain.

For instance, in terms of earnings levels, nine developed countries, including France, offer greater mobility than the United States. The U.S. only tops Italy and Great Britain. And the U.S. ranks the highest in terms of the influence of parental background on student achievement in secondary education.

4 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Aug 14, 2012 7:11:44pm

re: #1 freetoken

Statistically, that use of "statistically" is the most abused English word this side of "actually".

Other than that, the essay touches an important topic.

True. But there's nothing for it: The Baby Boomers ran up a huge tab and Generation X and the Millennial Generation are going to have to pay it. the only alternative would be to abrogate it, which would likely bring an even worse outcome.


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