American Exceptionalism Is A Myth

We rank poorly in many important areas compared to the rest of the developed world

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There was a time when hard work and getting an education was a very good indicator of upward mobility, but children born in the US in the 1980s and afterward have only a 50/50 chance of doing better than their parents did economically. Our middle class has shrunk significantly from the 1970s, although it has leveled out…