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Today’s Social Hierarchy Requires Reframing the Narrative on Inequality

Social mobility isn’t actually randomly distributed across society; it’s actually concentrated in a particular subgroup, and in particular it’s concentrated among those who are already fairly high up in the hierarchy. Social mobility, or movement up or down the social … Continue reading

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On the Average Man

During the 1830s there was a shift from the enlightened or rational man to the average man. The rise of statistics in the 19th century attests to the loss in faith in the power of individual reason with respect to … Continue reading

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