We can improve socio-economic mobility by fixing the theory that determines what can be discovered.
Being poor and disenfranchised, especially in the United States with 15.8% extreme poverty and a quarter of all children in public schools on food support, is generally a function of the improper version of capitalism we deploy. One not subjugated to the freedom of freedom that would otherwise continually readjust the merit of money to those contributing to society. No surprise, because capitalism is not a system, and therefore, no intent or outcome should be expected.
The laissez-faire method of capitalism we deploy today merely promulgates a vile-maxim of oligarchically controlled self-interests not at all correlated to our evolutionary wherewithal, and thus artificially narrows and freezes the standard deviation of merit, embracing only those willing and able to be enslaved by it. For the thesis determines what can be discovered (Einstein), and a narrow thesis can only breed narrow discovery.
Wealth is a state of mind, not a state of money.Georges van Hoegaerden
A society driven by an operating-system of humanity that assigns merit to the strengthening of human renewal will offer new kinds of merit so the once poor and disenfranchised can more easily shed their past and enjoy the economic mobility commensurate with a broader swath of evolutionary contributions.