For everyone obsessed with the idea that the American Dream is dead, cheer up, please. This op-ed by my colleague Sam Abrams shows that the data tell a very different story. The Dream is alive and well.
If were a Democratic strategist, this new research by would freeze my blood: and
This surprised me and made me feel hopeful
Individuality and family, not wealth and real estate, are what Americans seek and believe they are finding in the American "dream"
Americans would be well served to focus less intently on the nastiness of our partisan politics and the material temptations of our consumer culture and to focus more on the communities they are part of and exercising their freedom to live as they wish.
“85 percent indicated that “to have freedom of choice in how to live” was essential to achieving the American dream.”
Americans would be well served to focus less intently on the nastiness of our partisan politics and the material temptations of our consumer culture and to focus more on the communities they are part of and exercising their freedom to live as they wish.
The Case for Devolution ... "When Americans were asked what makes the American dream, they did not select becoming wealthy, owning a home ... 85% indicated that “to have freedom of choice in how to live” was essential..."
The United States as utopia of free choice #okay #falseconsciousness
A counter-take: The American Dream Is Alive and Well