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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 05:07 PM

3. Say it ain't so


>>According to the study, there was “little evidence” that commonly-held perceptions about personal choices and behaviors held true when it came to measuring the ability to accumulate wealth.

“In my estimation, policies and institutional practices are the main story,” said the institute’s director, Tom Shapiro, who was the principal author of the report, during an online seminar on Wednesday. <<

But, but, we were told, repeatedly, during the election speeches over the past few months that "anyone can make it in America if they just work hard".

This research says that is wrong, and that people in power are ignoring structural barriers to the detriment of many.

The research must be faulty.

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