The "American Dream" has been defined as an increased standard of living from generation to generation. 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 middle class, and the concentration of wealth in the economic stratosphere has increased by orders of magnitude. We hear what that means for the "American Dream."
The 'American Dream:' Does it have a future?
- David Leonhardt - New York Times - @DLeonhardt
- Jonna Ivin - novelist and playwright - @jonnaivin
- David French - Columnist, The Dispatch and Time magazine - @DavidAFrench