These papers provide data-based evidence in support of the American Dream. The vast majority of journalists have little understanding of such data. As a result they publish papers which both misrepresent and distort the evidence to fit their narrative. The American Dream is alive and well, but it is not free for the asking.
|From poverty to wealth||When a journalist attempts to explain the gap in wealth between young and much older families she removes common sense from the equation, and replaces it with liberal bias.|
|Does being poor matter in education?||When identifying a host of personal, family, cultural, health related, and other biographical factors – being poor simply doesn’t register in identifying which students will profit from attending school.|
|Income and wealth inequality: Fair or unfair?||When a journalist doesn’t know the difference between income and wealth, should she be writing about inequality or fairness? In this paper she deals with income alone, – and has no idea what wealth really is.|
|Income, wealth, and debt||Two outstanding PEW research reports help identify the elephant in the room across 50 years of deterioration in family wealth. And the answer is ___?|
|Upward mobility and the poor||This outstanding 25-year follow-up study of family incomes and that of their offspring 25 years later essentially puts to rest the idea that upward mobility is a dream. Moving from the bottom to the top of the income ladder in a single generation is matched by many moving from the top to the bottom – all in a single generation. Getting ahead in America is available to all when you play your cards right.|
|Is grandpa an extortionist?||When an economist equates consumption with redistribution by age – then grandma and grandpa’s necks are on the chopping block. But wait! Grandpa has a trick of his own that destroys this house of cards.|