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What we didn't learn from watching last night's debate and searching for upward mobility in America
October 23, 2012
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We try to find something worth examining from last night's foreign policy debate, and the US prides itself on upward mobility, but lags far behind other developed nations in opportunities. We examine the statistics.
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What we didn't learn from watching last night's debate
Last night's foreign policy debate was surprisingly (or not) light on actual foreign policy.
Complete Third Presidential Debate on Foreign Policy 2012: Barack Obama vs. Mitt Romney Oct 22, 2012thenewyorktimes
Final 2012 Presidential Debate on Foreign Policy; 'This Week' Roundtable Discussionabcnews
We’ll take a look atwhat was and wasn’t covered during the debate and take stock of eachcandidate’s performance with Steve Clemons, Washington editor at large for
Why America lags in upward mobility opportunities
Among the world’smost developed nations, the U.S. lags well behind in economic mobility. Thestatistics show that the “American Dream” might need to be renamed the“Scandinavian Dream.”
The Loss of Upward Mobility in the U.S. | Moneyland | TIME.comEconomic mobility is becoming a more prominent issue in the 2012 Republican presidential race, and will likely be widely discussed in the...
As part of thelatest series by Front and Center called “American Dream Deferred,” we’lldiscuss global economic mobility with Jeffrey Williamson, professor emeritus ofeconomics at Harvard and currently a fellow at the University of Wisconsin.