Letting the social ladder rot away is unjust. It is also a stupid waste

Thu, 07 Nov 2013 15:20:43 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
A chilling report on ever-widening inequality may finally elicit more
than a shrug from our middle-class politicians:

"We already knew that social mobility was freezing up. And nearly
everyone agreed that this is a bad thing. Bad for those trapped by the
circumstances of their birth because it denies them the opportunity to
flourish and fulfil their potential. Bad for society because
disadvantage is perpetuated from parent to child, deepening inequality
that, in a negative feedback loop, then makes it even harder for people
to better themselves."

A shrinking middle class leads to increasing poverty and ultimately
despair and social instability.  Not a good situation for any country.

Via Romana Challans.

        *** Xanni ***
mailto:xanni@xanadu.net                   Andrew Pam
http://www.xanadu.com.au/                 Chief Scientist, Xanadu
http://www.glasswings.com.au/             Partner, Glass Wings
http://www.sericyb.com.au/                Manager, Serious Cybernetics

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