Three simple rules to join the middle class: finish high school, get a full-time job, don't get married or have kids before 21.
Only 2% of Americans who meet these specifications are in poverty, regardless of their race, religion, or gender. The narrative pushed by the regressive left is that this is a nation of prejudice which favors white skin over black skin, Christians over Muslims, and men over women. However, these statistics speak for themselves. America is a meritocracy, and success is possible for anyone willing to work for it.

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ImYourFriend
ImYourFriend

hahaha the stats are there, like they were in the debate with Vegan Gainz? LOLOLOL

ccdelao
ccdelao

I had done a list with this three points before seeing this article, I saw many cases around me and noticed that most of them were going to stay poor and their children would be poor as well, only because they didn't want to make the effort of working hard and wait for the right moment.

bitter-clinger
bitter-clinger

another thing that Ive noticed among successful people is most of them decided early in life what they wanted to do career wise

lloyd
lloyd

A Scandinavian economist once said to Milton Friedman, ‘In Scandinavia, we have no poverty’. Milton Friedman replied, ‘That’s interesting, because in America, among Scandinavians, we have no poverty, either’

The Scandinavian economist was trying to point to Sweden's economic programs, modern day explanatory journalists would attribute it to Scandinavian's privilege, Friedman was attributing it to their work ethic and culture - such that it was. Their's still a lot of power to that insight.

Private_One
Private_One

@Meiosis - yes, absolutely every situation is different. But not necessarily the outcomes! if 98% of those that did just those three things were able to become 'middle-class' then despite the huge disparity of where they started, they can and will end up much better. That's the point of this.

meiosis
meiosis

Every situation is surely different

Frederick
Frederick

The only rule my parents gave me not listed . . .
. . . do not abuse alcohol and abstain from illicit drugs.

lbrindley
lbrindley

Though these rules will not be able to fix the problem, as each individual case is unique, they are good rules for young people to try to live by.

alex
alex

Loved the article!

MikeSF
MikeSF

Really interesting. There's no substitute for working hard, regardless of your socioeconomic background



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