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3 Places To Live The American Retirement Dream

By Kathleen Peddicord Perhaps you like the idea of stretching your retirement dollars as far as possible (who doesn’t?) and reducing your cost of living and of health care, while at the same time enriching and enhancing your quality of … Continue reading

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The American Dream rewards few, enslaves millions

By Bhaskar Sunkara I’ve been working odd jobs and starting businesses all my life. It’s a hustler spirit fitting with my immigrant roots, a key part of my identity. Quintessentially American, even. Self-reliance is something I’m proud of – I’ve always … Continue reading

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No recovery for the middle class

By Anthony Mirhaydari The recovery is now officially in its fifth year. Sure, the stock market is back. And housing is getting off the floor. But for middle class Americans, the pressure is still on. This has been an uneven … Continue reading

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The Truth About Income Mobility in Atlanta: Why the American Dream Is Alive in Our City

By Kasim Reed A recent Harvard/Berkeley study on the effectiveness of tax policy includes an impressive amount of detail on income mobility in the United States and provides valuable information that can be used by state and local leaders to support … Continue reading

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80 Percent Of U.S. Adults Face Near-Poverty, Unemployment: Survey

By Hope Yen Four out of 5 U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near-poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream. Survey data exclusive to The … Continue reading

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8 Stark Realities of America’s Dysfunctional New Economy

By Steven Rosenfeld There’s a new normal in the American economy for vast slices of society and it’s discouragingly tough, despite all the cheerleading from the White House and economists that the country is in a slow but steady recovery. … Continue reading

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Goodbye to my American dream

By Tiffanie Drayton On the day of college graduation, I told my friends and family the news: I was leaving the country I had lived in since childhood. “I just need a change,” I told them, but they knew there … Continue reading

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Big Lie: America Doesn’t Have #1 Richest Middle-Class in the World…We’re Ranked 27th!

By Les Leopold America is the richest country on Earth. We have the most millionaires, the most billionaires and our wealthiest citizens have garnered more of the planet’s riches than any other group in the world. We even have hedge … Continue reading

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RIP, American Dream? Why It’s So Hard For the Poor to Get Ahead Today

By Matthew O’Brien The American Dream isn’t dead. It’s just moved to Denmark.Now, we like to think of ourselves as a classless society, but it isn’t true today. As the Brookings Institution has pointed out, America has turned into a … Continue reading

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