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Who Stole the American Dream

Who Stole the American Dream?

Author: Hedrick Smith

Year Published: 2012

Description: In Who Stole the American Dream?, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Hedrick Smith argues that the long-celebrated American dream has been significantly undermined by sweeping political and economic decisions made by policymakers in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s with little regard for public opinion.  The result, he asserts, is two Americas with a widening chasm between them, due to policies that favor the rich at the expense of America's middle-class and reverse the long period of shared prosperity achieved following World War II.

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'Americans sense that something is profoundly wrong—that we have gone off track as a nation.  Many skilled observers write about this, but it is hard to grasp how exactly we arrived at our present predicament or how to respond…'

Who Stole the American Dream?

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