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Class mobility ‘beyond social engineering’

The huge social resources spent on publicly provided education and health have seemingly created no gains in the rate of social mobility,” prof Clark said.

The modern meritocracy is no better at achieving social mobility than the medieval oligarchy. Instead that rate seems to be a constant of social physics, beyond the control of social engineering.”

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