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New measurement for the American Dream - Strengthening Brand ...

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“... American Dream. University develops 'American Dream Composite Index' ... By submitting a comment here you grant Strengthening Brand America a perpetual license to reproduce your words and name/web site in attribution.”
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Review | Samuel Huntington, a prophet for the Trump era

Review | Samuel Huntington, a prophet for the Trump era | American Dream | Scoop.it
The writings of the late Harvard political scientist anticipate America's political and intellectual battles -- and point to the country we may become.
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Is ‘Apprenuership’ the Shortest Path to the American Dream?

Is ‘Apprenuership’ the Shortest Path to the American Dream? | American Dream | Scoop.it
Joel Comm realized the App Store is too boring for anyone other than an Apple fanboy or a geek. Thinking that would be the case with everyone, he created the most useless app ever—an app that does…
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Some young immigrants are considering seeking their American dreams elsewhere

Some young immigrants are considering seeking their American dreams elsewhere | American Dream | Scoop.it
The United States was an inspirational place for Karla Estrada Sanchez’s parents, but she is starting to wonder whether the American dream could be turning into a nightmare for herself and other young immigrants.“My parents have a
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Make the American Dream Real Again—Restore the Purpose and Meaning of Work - Validated Independent News

Make the American Dream Real Again—Restore the Purpose and Meaning of Work - Validated Independent News | American Dream | Scoop.it
For most people, work isn’t just about money. Fulfilling work also provides purpose and structure for our lives. It helps us feel part of the collective ex
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The 7 traits you need to achieve the American Dream

The 7 traits you need to achieve the American Dream | American Dream | Scoop.it
These seven traits will help you thrive and achieve the American dream. No matter where you're from, you can adopt them to succeed.
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The American Dream is Alive · The Sales Blog

The American Dream is Alive · The Sales Blog | American Dream | Scoop.it
The world has been spinning out of control since the world started spinning. All forms of government have been prone to corruption, and they've been
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College: Investment in the American Dream or an Escape from Reality? - Vicki Alger

College: Investment in the American Dream or an Escape from Reality? - Vicki Alger | American Dream | Scoop.it
These days it seems college is about everything but higher learning. Undergraduates enrolled in a Global Politics of Human Rights course at Arizona State
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Moore: More government is not the American Dream

When you visit other countries, it will not take long for you to understand how fortunate you are to be a U. S. citizen.
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The rise and fall of the American middle class

The rise and fall of the American middle class | American Dream | Scoop.it
Downward mobility is catching on fast with America’s new economic underdogs — the emerging middle-class minority.

The ranks of the American middle class have sunk to a shocking new low.

After four decades as an economic majority, middle-class Americans are no longer in that admirable place. They’re down to 49.9 percent from 61 percent of the population in 1971, with the ranks of the poor and ultrarich growing to a majority in the US.

“The fabric of income distribution is stretching thin,” Rakesh Kochhar, lead author of the recent Pew Research Center study “The American Middle Class Is Losing Ground,” told The Post.

“There’s been a hollowing out in the middle, a bulking up on the edges. The gaps are at record highs,” Kochhar said, adding that the wealth of upper-income families is now about seven times that of the middle class, compared with three times about 30 years ago.

Meanwhile, the middle-class share of US household income has plunged from 62 percent in 1970 to 43 percent today.

And for lower-income families looking to move up to middle-class status, that accomplishment is getting harder to pull off, according to new analysis.

Analysts offer no single explanation for the decline of America’s middle class.

Years of wage stagnation, the decline of unions, a skills gap, economic malaise, taxation, debt and policymaking are often cited, as is technological efficiency in a more globalized economy that rewards outsourcing. Some analysts say the Fed’s trillions of dollars in quantitative easing ended up disproportionately in the hands and wallets of bankers and other upper-middle-class Americans.

This group sopped up extra millions in commissions, fees and bonuses, improving their status, at the expense of Main Street.

Meanwhile, partly because of the Great Recession and the housing market disaster, the middle class saw its median wealth (assets minus debts) drop by 28 percent from 2001 to 2013.

Statistically, middle-class Americans now number about 121 million.

In New York state, the percentage of residents classified as middle class is much lower, hitting 42 percent in 2013, a 2.8 percentage-point decline from 2000, according to a Pew Charitable Trusts Stateline analysis earlier this year.

For purposes of the study, middle-income Americans were defined as adults whose annual household income is two-thirds to double the national median, about $42,000 to $126,000 annually in 2014 dollars for a household of three.



Tsee Lee, in his mid-30s, doesn’t feel special.

But the Manhattan public high school teacher, five years on the job, is the definition of middle class — despite perceptions to the contrary.

Earning about $54,000 annually and single, Lee frets about the high cost of living in New York City, from his rent to other overhead. He also worries about losing future benefits and payouts.

“I don’t feel middle class,” he told The Post. “I don’t have enough disposable income left over after I’ve paid all my monthly bills. I am putting some money aside for retirement, but I’m sure not spending on vacations.”

Lee, an ex-economic researcher, says the American Dream is dead.

“There’s a myth that the US economy increasingly requires high levels of education or specialized skills,” he said, “but everyone from auto workers to sanitation workers to professionals like teachers [once] did well, whatever their résumé showed.”

Added Lee: “The sharing economy, from Uber to Handy to Airbnb, typifies this race to the bottom. They claim to create jobs, but billions of dollars are made at the top by hedge funds and venture capitalists.”
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The American Dream - Rachel's Ruminations

The American Dream - Rachel's Ruminations | American Dream | Scoop.it
in many ways material wealth and hard work are core values in American society. They're what informs the American Dream.
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Nearly Half of Millennials Believe the American Dream is Dead

Nearly Half of Millennials Believe the American Dream is Dead | American Dream | Scoop.it
Nearly half of millennials, or 48 percent, believe that the American Dream is dead, according to a report from Generation Opportunity.
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Can Silicon Valley Save The American Dream?

Can Silicon Valley Save The American Dream? | American Dream | Scoop.it
Former Barack Obama speechwriter Aneesh Raman weighs in on the role Silicon Valley could play in reviving the American Dream.
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Paul Mitchell founder John Paul DeJoria: 'America still works, no matter who you are'

Paul Mitchell founder John Paul DeJoria: 'America still works, no matter who you are' | American Dream | Scoop.it
DeJoria's rags-to-riches story is now the subject of a new documentary, Good Fortune.
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American dream Irishman went from janitor to multi-millionaire

American dream Irishman went from janitor to multi-millionaire | American Dream | Scoop.it
Irish immigrant Sean Conlon spent six months making cold calls after he finished work as a night janitor to achieve his American dream.
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Is the American Dream Really Dead?

Is the American Dream Really Dead? | American Dream | Scoop.it
Just a few decades ago, more than 90 percent of 30-year-olds earned more than their parents had at the sam
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The important lessons: Where the American Dream sits on the border, four decades later

The important lessons: Where the American Dream sits on the border, four decades later | American Dream | Scoop.it
'The Border Patrol isn’t a federal law enforcement arm, it’s a regulatory agency. Just like the one that watches over the stock market'
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Five ways the American Dream is broken for Dallas' working poor  | Editorials | Dallas News

Five ways the American Dream is broken for Dallas' working poor  | Editorials | Dallas News | American Dream | Scoop.it
The Dallas Morning News spent the better part of the past year analyzing the obstacles keeping our neighbors in poverty poor. The idea o
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Does the American Dream no longer include homeownership?

Does the American Dream no longer include homeownership? | American Dream | Scoop.it
More Americans are renting than at any time since 1965.
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The Transformation of the ‘American Dream’

The Transformation of the ‘American Dream’ | American Dream | Scoop.it
It wasn’t originally about owning a beautiful home and a roaring business. It meant freedom, mutual respect and equality of opportunity.
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Robert J. Shiller: The negative transformation of the American Dream

Robert J. Shiller: The negative transformation of the American Dream | American Dream | Scoop.it
At one time, the American Dream was rooted in notions of equality and community. Today, it has been reduced to the idea of home ownership
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Can You Answer These Key Strategic Questions For 2016

Can You Answer These Key Strategic Questions For 2016 | American Dream | Scoop.it
Can Your Local EDO Answer These Key Strategic Questions For 2016 | Strengthening Brand America: https://t.co/Qa5uDTftme
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Cuban woman says immigrants are 'looking for the American Dream'

She can imagine the willingness to risk it all for a chance to live the life she is already living.
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Nearly Half Of Millennials Say The American Dream Is Dead. Here’s Why.

Nearly Half Of Millennials Say The American Dream Is Dead. Here’s Why. | American Dream | Scoop.it
By Natalie Johnson ~ Belief in the American Dream among millennials is dimming as the nation’s largest generation continues to face steep socioeconomic barriers despite overall economic recovery, according to a new report. Generation Opportunity, a nonprofit organization advocating limited government to spur opportunity for young Americans, reported Tuesday that for the first time in U.S.…
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Why Achieving the American Dream Depends on Your Zip Code

Why Achieving the American Dream Depends on Your Zip Code | American Dream | Scoop.it
Today, the state of the American Dream—the ability of anyone to work hard and get ahead—largely depends on one’s zip code. That is more than a little troubling, given that 97 percent of Americans believe everyone should have an equal shot at success.
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