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Social Stratification

You're More Likely To Inherit Your Dad's Social Status Than His Height

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 11.25.2014 | Business

We inherit social status from our parents just as much as, if not more than, our physical traits.

High Income Inequality Helped Early Societies Spread, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.02.2011 | Business

As political rhetoric surrounding "class warfare" heats up, a new study indicates that class stratification may help a society spread. The unequal...

Whither Obama's "Economic Agenda:?" Will it Speed Recovery?

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Danny Schechter

As we move into a coming Congressional recess, the Obama Administration has shifted its focus back on to the economy and wants to convince one and all that an economic recovery is just around the corner.

The Trouble With Meritocracy

Mark Olmsted | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Olmsted

Here's the question society needs to ask itself: Do the "average" and "below average" have the same right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness as the "above average" and "excellent?"