In pursuit of egalitarianism and why social mobility cannot get us there


By Rebecca Hickman


New report by Rebecca Hickman, entitled “In pursuit of egalitarianism: and why social mobility cannot get us there” offers a compelling vision of the good society and a strong critique of the incoherent concept of “social mobility”. A riposte to Alan Milburn’s recent work on social mobility and to New Labour’s continuing confusion of aspiration with acquisition, the report highlights how large inequalities harm us all and corrode the social fabric.

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