People From Elite Backgrounds Increasingly Dominate Academia

From a Washington Post story by Andrew Van Dam headlined “People from elite backgrounds increasingly dominate academia, data shows”:

To understand critical issues facing the U.S. economy — soaring inflation, worker shortages and perhaps a looming recession — researchers must understand human behavior. They need to know how everyday Americans will react when pump prices double or shelves go bare.

That’s why it’s somewhat alarming to learn that academia in general — and economics in particular — has quietly become the province of an insular elite, a group likely to have had little exposure to the travails of America’s vast middle class.