Now that is a new angle to this narrative. Well done.
There are a number of different USA's. The best article to explain it (in my opinion) comes from the Atlantic
To quickly summarize, 10% of Americans have a big head start in life--and they intened on keeping it for their progeny.
It's time for a new democratic America to rise from this decline. No, it is not about voting, protesting, or abolishing the Electoral College.