From Boston Review, a forum on promoting social mobility, including a lead essay by James J. Heckman on how American society is polarizing between the haves and the have-nots; early childhood intervention can help. The Economic Policy Institute is out with a new edition of The State of Working America. Ezra Klein interviews Michael Grunwald, author of The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era. What does labor need to do to survive? Harold Meyerson talks to four movement leaders about the future of unions in America. WTF, America: The whole loan and interest game is rigged the world over, we discover — then, the corporate media does its best to blackout the story, you know, the one about the biggest fraud case in history. Lane Kenworthy on five myths about the middle class. Jeanne Marie Laskas on 5 things you didn't know about working in America. Do America’s corporations care how much American workers earn? Colin Gordon and Donald Cohen wonder. Erik Loomis on the hidden progressive history of the income tax: The income tax was the most popular economic justice movement of the early 20th century — what happened?