Politicians from both parties want to make it easier to climb from the bottom of the income ladder to the top. Gregory Clark explains why that might be easier said than done.
Ex-Romney adviser Greg Mankiw says the rich deserve what they have and the poor get what they deserve.
Do conservative reformers really believe in "equality of opportunity"? Does anybody?
Americans believed we were better off if men like Lincoln -- men born to illiterate parents in log cabins -- had the ability to lead the nation. And we were right. But if class is less binding today than it was in Lincoln's time, circumstance is more binding than it was in even our parents' time.