Social mobility is possible in America, even if the odds have fallen to a historical low.
A recent paper from Tel Aviv University’s Yoav Ganzach showed that intelligence mattered more than parent’s income in determining a person’s ultimate wage.
Physics professor and blogger Steve Hsu observes: “Class primarily affects starting salaries, whereas intelligence affects salary growth over time. Don’t tell the sociologist down the hall — he or she might lash out at you.”
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