The evidence is clear: more equal societites are happier than unequal ones. Other countries achieve it - Britain must do better.
By accepting vast inequalities of wealth, the political class has acquiesced in the continual erosion of opportunity.
Conventional wisdom holds that any delving into how employers utilise their workforce and pay their staff is off-limits, but ensuring pay progression could help improve social mobility in this country.
Alan Milburn's call to reset the 2020 target to end child poverty is both necessary and regrettable.
After recent reports that Britain is "deeply elitist", the City of London insists that social mobility is being championed where you would least expect.
As the news emerged today that Britain remains deeply elitist, the shadow women and equalities minister discusses her own experience, and how Labour can boost social mobility.
The lack of social mobility is reflected in parliament, and Labour’s own claims to represent the working class have never been more dubious.
Tracking the movement of second names shows how they can affect our life chances.
Politicians call vaguely for "more social mobility", but there can be no substantial increase in upward mobility unless current blockages are removed - only a growing economy can expand the kinds of employment offering it.