Income inequality and income segregation have been dramatically rising over the last 4 decades. In her new column, “Class Warfare, Codified,” Connie Shultz wonders what this trend means for the social mobility of our children:
A study came out this month that shows just how much our country’s rising income inequality over the past four decades has whittled away at this way of life. Increasingly, neighborhoods are mostly low-income or mostly affluent. Middle-class neighborhoods like the one where I grew up are in dramatic decline.