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The Attainable American Dream

Stefanie Haeffele-Balch | Posted 09.21.2014 | Money
Stefanie Haeffele-Balch

The analysis insinuates that Americans should not be happy with their achievements because they have not attained arbitrary material objects. Somehow, USA Today misses what the American Dream is all about -- the pursuit of whatever each individual finds personally fulfilling.

Families Are Getting Poorer, And That Spells Trouble For Colleges

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | College

Nov 22 (Reuters) - More than 40 percent of U.S. public universities and nonprofit colleges face lower or anemic tuition revenue growth and declining...

CLASS WARFARE

Larry Beinhart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Beinhart

We're in a class war. It's the corporations and the very wealthiest against all the rest of us. We're losing. In 1962 the wealthiest 1% of American h...

How Much Money Makes You 'Rich'?

LA Times | Geraldine Baum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Reporting from New York -- It's just not the same on this island as anywhere else. In Manhattan, a monthly parking space goes for $550. A magician fo...

Economic Tier Scheme for CPS Selective Enrollment Schools: Go Back to the Drawing Board

Esther J. Cepeda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Esther J. Cepeda

I cannot imagine the Dickensian horror city parents today go through to get their kids into decent schools. Now Chief Mathemagician Ron Huberman plans to select enrollment to these schools based on family income.

Middle-Income Family Spends $221,000 To Raise Baby: Report

AP | BETSY TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

ST. LOUIS — It's no secret that raising children can be expensive, but how about nearly a quarter of a million dollars expensive? A government ...

Recession Spending: Furloughs, Shrinking Incomes

nytimes.com | MICHAEL LUO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

LINCOLN, Calif. -- The Ferrells have cut back on dance lessons for their twin daughters. Vaccinations for the family's two cats and two dogs are out. ...