Emerging science is putting the lie to American meritocracy.
Even at this stage, then, we can take a few things away from the science. First, that the stresses of being poor have a biological effect that can last a lifetime. Second, that there is evidence suggesting that these effects may be inheritable, whether it is through impact on the fetus, epigenetic effects, cell subtype effects, or something else.
Phi Beta Iota: As long as poverty, disease, and war are profit centers for the banks, and govenrments are bribed, blackmailed, and brainwashed into betraying the 99% in favor of the 1%, there will be no remediation.