Career Calling

June 22, 2013

Work Hard and Keep Learning

Good advice?  Once upon a time, American society offered mobility, especially to those who made the sacrifice to get a good education.  Writing in Daily Kos, Laura Clawson finds that things are different now in the U.S.  If you want to get ahead, there’s one path to success:  Be born rich.

College graduates still have better prospects than those with less education.  But the research Clawson cites has found that a person without a college degree born to rich parents is 2.5 times more likely to be wealthy than the college grad who is not born to rich parents.  As Ed Schultz puts it, its all about membership in the “lucky sperm club.”

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