Well the developed world anyway. As almost everyone who pays attention now knows the US has one of, if not the lowest levels of socio-economic class mobility in the developed world. Lower than the UK, lower than France, and definitely lower than the Scandinavian countries. What does that mean? Well it means that if you are born into a certain class in the US you are exceedingly likely to die in that same class and the chance of you climbing a significant way out of it is even slimmer. Despite that it is still common to people in the US saying that it is a classless society. At a guess I'd say they see America through the founding myth of pioneering frontiersman standing proudly in opposition to the hidebound hierarchy of a Victorian England. However both those eras are long past. Here is a couple of recent articles discussing the issue: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2012/jan/17/want-to-get-ahead-move-to-denmark http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2012/jan/17/us-election-money-class-race So, to those of you who live in america, do you feel like you live in a classless society? Do you feel socio-economically imobile? Do you think this is even a problem?