Common Sense Soapbox

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Short videos with a punchy, comedic tone and entertaining Socratic characters taking on trending issues and important concepts from a classical liberal perspective, written & animated by Seamus Coughlin.

April 9, 2019

Bob gets upset at the existence rich people, thinking that there is a permanent class of people at the top, and a permanent class at the bottom, but Seamus helps him understand that over time, people are actually constantly moving up and down the income distribution. Most of us start nearer to the bottom and work our way up as we gain experience and skills.


LINKS:

https://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/20/opinion/sunday/from-rags-to-riches-to-rags.html?smid=pl-share
https://fee.org/articles/income-mobility-data-show-america-still-very-much-the-land-of-opportunity/
https://fee.org/articles/would-you-rather-have-income-equality-or-income-mobility/
https://fee.org/articles/income-inequality-3-common-myths-debunked/


Written by Seamus Coughlin & Jennifer Maffessanti
Animated by Seamus Coughlin
Produced by Sean W. Malone