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The Brookings Ideas that Made It into Paul Ryan's Expanding Opportunity Proposal

July 30, 2014, Fred Dews

Last week, the House Budget Committee, chaired by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) released "Expanding Opportunity in America," (pdf) a detailed agenda to increase economic opportunity and mobility in America. The paper notes that while rates of absolute upward mobility "are no lower or higher today than in the 1970s and perhaps even the 1950s," the phenomenon of relative upward mobility "has been lackluster."” According to the paper:

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