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We Look Out for Our Own
by Rakesh Khurana & Gautam Mukunda
In our first article we wrote about how today's American elite has two characteristics that powerfully impact how it rules the United States. It is self-perpetuating, and it is homogenous. It is self-perpetuating because its members pass on their advantages to their children, making it difficult for anyone who isn't from an elite background to break in, and much easier for anyone who is to maintain their status. It is homogenous because most members of the elite have passed through a relatively small number of schools and corporations which give them a common worldview and set of assumptions.