Climbing The Ladder

Dylan Matthews looks at American income mobility:

The U.S. does not come out the worst here; Italy and Great Britain have sharper class divisions than we do. But most other countries do substantially better. This includes not just Scandinavian social democracies like Denmark, Norway, and Finland (Sweden, curiously, does a bit worse) but Anglophone states such as Canada and Australia, with which the U.S. has much more in common.