The Smug Technocrats who will rule Tomorrow

America should be more open than ever. Women and minorities are no longer excluded from high-earning professions and, if you are willing to take on the debt, a university education is more accessible than ever before. But if anything America is less egalitarian than it once was. The income gap between rich and poor has been growing since the 1970s. More worrying than that, a permanent class system seems to be calcifying into place: people born rich are getting richer, while the poor stay poor. America’s elite has found a way to protect and perpetuate itself within what should be an inclusive system.

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  1. Jamie says:

    This review was picked up Andrew Sullivan… http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2012/10/an-a-in-elitism.html — helps to link to these things, not that SEO for McGirk is to hard to rise to the top of, but one never knows what contenders to the James McGirk name there might be lurking out there

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