Our Kids The American Dream in Crisis

Robert D. Putnam, Arthur Morey

eAudio - 2015

A New York Times bestseller and "a passionate, urgent" (The New Yorker) examination of the growing inequality gap from the bestselling author of Bowling Alone: why fewer Americans today have the opportunity for upward mobility.Central to the very idea of America is the principle that we are a nation of opportunity. But over the last quarter century we have seen a disturbing "opportunity gap" emerge. We Americans have always believed that those who have talent and try hard will succeed, but this central tenet of the American Dream seems no longer true or at the least, much less true than it was. In Our Kids, Robert Putnam offers a personal and authoritative look at this new American crisis, beginning with the example of h...is high school class of 1959 in Port Clinton, Ohio. The vast majority of those students went on to lives better than those of their parents. But their children and grandchildren have faced diminishing prospects. Putnam...

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Simon & Schuster Audio
Language
English
Main Authors
Robert D. Putnam, Arthur Morey
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MP3 audiobook, OverDrive Listen audiobook
MP3 audiobook
File Size297 GB
Parts10
ISBN9781442387553
Release Date3/10/2015
OverDrive Listen audiobook
File Size297 GB
ISBN9781442387553
Release Date3/10/2015