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Protecting the American Dream Should Be the President's Top Priority

Nitin Nohria | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Nitin Nohria

Many people equate the American Dream with the attainment of a set of possessions -- a car and a home or a rising standard of living. Those are certainly desirable, but the more important element differentiating the U.S. economy from most others is social mobility.

Horatio Alger Debunked

Robert Slayton | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics
Robert Slayton

America is losing its social mobility. What makes this particularly dangerous is that it represents a shift from historical patterns, and particularly attacks the bulk of the country, the middle and working class, in unprecedented fashion.