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(April 23, 2012 08:54 AM, by Arnold Kling) Bo Winegard and Ben Winegard write, A thirtysomething Wal-Mart cashier cannot reasonably expect that his hard work will be rewarded with consistent raises and promotions, terminating, perhaps, in a solid management job. Thus the new lower class is deprived of... (0 COMMENTS)
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Business & Finance / Economics : EconLog (3 years ago)

(February 2, 2012 08:20 AM, by Arnold Kling) So, I downloaded Coming Apart. I am not disappointed. It is well argued. In 1963, there just wasn't that much difference between the lifestyle of a highly influential attorney or senior e... Read Post

Charles Murray Watch

Business & Finance / Economics : EconLog (3 years ago)

(February 23, 2012 07:52 AM, by Arnold Kling) Helen Ladd writes, when first measured in the early 1940s, the gap in reading achievement between children from high and low income families was about 0.60 standard deviations. It subseq... Read Post

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Business & Finance / Economics : EconLog (3 years ago)

(February 11, 2012 10:54 AM, by Arnold Kling) Sabrina Tavernise writes, Professor Reardon is the author of a study that found that the gap in standardized test scores between affluent and low-income students had grown by about 40 pe... Read Post


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