Tag Archives: inherited wealth

The University of Michigan, with an increasingly wealthy student body, sets out to return the “common man” and increase economic diversity

Politico has a really interesting piece today about the increasingly wealthy University of Michigan student body, what that means in practical terms when it comes to economics and politics in the state, and what University leaders are doing to reverse the trend, and increase economic diversity on campus. And, interestingly, they’ve decided to tell the […]

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Romney’s empathy deficit

Mitt Romney made headlines today, in the wake of his victory in the Florida Republican primary, when he said, “I’m not concerned about the very poor.” As you might expect, it’s getting a great deal of play across various social media channels, where the “Romney’s an entitled son-of-a-bitch who doesn’t have the slightest interest in […]

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I can’t help but think that the rich are going to regret this…

I’ve read that the wealth disparity in America is greater than that in Egypt, where the masses just recently rose up and took back their country. Conventional wisdom seems to be that it can’t happen here, though. Americans, it’s thought, are a complacent bunch, as long as they have decent football to watch, an ample […]

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