The American Dream is Alive in Utah

The American Dream is Alive in Utah

There is still one part of the country where the poor can become successful: Salt Lake City. If you’re in the bottom 20 percent of incomes and living in Charlotte, North Carolina, you only have a 4 percent chance of making it into the top 20 percent. But in Salt Lake City, poor people have a 10.8 percent chance of being rich. That’s very close to Denmark, where the poor have an 11 percent chance of becoming rich.

Posted in Utah Successes
Tags: Bloomberg, economic opportunity, Megan McArdle, poverty, Salt Lake City, self-reliance,

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