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"I sympathize with the poor, but the number of poor who are to be sympathized with is very small. To sympathize with a man whom God has punished for his sins is to do wrong. Let us remember there is not a poor person in the US who was not made poor by his own shortcomings." - Russell Conwell, minister and graduate Yale law school, "Acres of Diamonds" sermon

"For decades, the wealthy have been held up as people to be admired, victors in the Darwinian economic struggle by virtue of their personal ingenuity and hard work. Americans consistently supported fiscal policies that undermined middle and working-class interests partially because they saw themselves as rich-people-in-waiting: Given time, toil and the magic of compound interest, anyone could retire a millionaire. That mind-set has all but been eradicated by the damage sustained by the average worker's nest egg, combined with the spectacle of bankers and financial engineers maintaining their lifestyles with multimillion-dollar bonuses while the submerged 99% struggle for oxygen. By my count, roughly one-quarter of the names on the Forbes list of the 400 richest Americans got there by inheritance (and by no means have all of them enhanced the family fortune with their own toil or brainpower). A few years ago, it was common to think of the rich as a special breed. We may soon come around to George Orwell's view that the only difference between rich and poor is income." - Michael Hiltzik, March 19, 2009

"Wait a minute - you're going to help firefighters and police to attain the American Dream while some of us can only dream! Let's see, we help school teachers, we help welfare mothers (Section 8) and now we want to help firefighters and police who already make a good salary. There's a group of us who are just under the "middle class" who get no help at all. Am I jealous? You're damn right I am." - Charles Martin

"A survey for the New York Times in 2005 found that 80 percent of those polled believed that it was possible to start out poor, work hard and become rich, compared with less than 60 percent back in 1983.

By international standards, America has an unusually low level of intergenerational mobility: our parents' income is highly predictive of our incomes as adults.

Intergenerational mobility in America is lower than in France, Germany, Sweden, Canada, Finland, Norway and Denmark.

Among high-income countries for which comparable estimates are available, only the United Kingdom had a lower rate of mobility than America.

The intergenerational findings paint a portrait of a society in which family background matters a great deal.

For the middle class, an increase in income volatility has led to an increase in the frequency of large negative income shocks, which may be expected to translate to an increase in financial distress.

Despite solid growth in GDP, household short-term income mobility at the median in 2003-04 was no more favorable than in the recession years of 1990-91.

A large academic study released in 2014 found income mobility has not changed appreciably in the last 20 years.


The recent economic expansion has generated tepid growth in median household income, and a considerable increase in the risk of major income losses from year to year.

Today's record levels of both secured and unsecured debt mean income losses may have lasting effects on finances.

Both large upward and large downward movements have become more frequent, and it is coherent to argue that this combination produces greater insecurity compared with a more stable economic environment.

This may be evidence of a fundamental shift in the relation between economic growth and economic security, as may be the finding that even those who work overtime on a consistent basis no longer appear to be able to generate much upward mobility for their families." - Tom Hertz, American University

In 2001 married couples were twice as likely to file for bankruptcy or more likely to lose their homes to foreclosure than childless couples or single adults.

To most families in America today a second income is not a luxury but a necessity.

Because it takes two incomes to survive, financial shocks such as the involuntary loss of a job or a health crisis, are much more likely to devastate the family.

In America in 2004 over 30% of marriages end within the first 10 years. 41 percent of first marriages end in divorce after an average of 8 years. Living together prior to getting married can increase the chance of getting divorced by as much as 40 percent. Forty-three percent of children growing up in America today are being raised without their fathers.

Working Americans are now being forced to chose between economic security or getting married and having children.

"This debunks the myth of America as the land of opportunity, but it doesn't tell us what to do to fix it." - Bhashkar Mazumder, senior economist Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.



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