Dr. Martin Luther King famously had a "Dream" — and it's related to the "American Dream," a phrase first used back in 1931. It's when children make better pay, own more property and enjoy life's comforts more than their parents. Now, the "American Dream" can actually be measured. The numbers are not encouraging. The odds for children exceeding their parents' standard of living have dropped like a stone for the poor and the Middle Class. And the concentration of wealth has increased by orders of magnitude. On this MLK Day we hear what that means for the "American Dream."
Does the "American Dream" still have a future?
- David French - Columnist, The Dispatch and Time magazine - @DavidAFrench
- Jonna Ivin - novelist and playwright - @jonnaivin
- David Leonhardt - New York Times - @DLeonhardt