A Great Divergence: The Country’s Earnings and Education Rift (The Atlantic)

The regional and educational divergence of Americans has generated increasingly different experiences of the country for its citizens. The earning gap between those with college educations and those without has created cultural riffs, and since 80% of people in rural America are without bachelor’s degrees, variance between cities and rural areas magnifies.

The Atlantic explores how globalization and the rise of computers have contributed to the concentration of good jobs in small areas, and the political and cultural implications of these divisions. Read more.

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