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Neal Gabler

Neal Gabler And How Not To Make It

To somebody like me whose professional career roughly parallels Gabler’s, the man’s personal choices are mind-boggling. As he correctly points out, “writer…is a financially perilous profession.” To keep your head above water, it’s important to keep your wits about you.

April 27, 2016

Weekend Reader: ‘Our Kids: The American Dream In Crisis’

Ordinary Americans tell the story of the wealth gap in Robert Putnam’s ‘Our Kids’.

May 31, 2015

Endorse This: The American Dream’s Limits, Modeled In Legos

[jwplayer player=”1″ mediaid=”64837″] What are the chances of moving up economically in America? In his innovative new video, Brookings Fellow Richard Reeves answers that fundamental question, using an intuitive method that even a conservative can understand. Click above to see Reeve’s ingenious demonstration — then share this video! Video via Brookings Institution Get more to […]

August 29, 2014

McClatchy-Marist Poll: American Dream Seen As Out Of Reach

By David Lightman, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Racing into a new century in which many of the old rules don’t seem to apply anymore, Americans are overwhelmingly pessimistic about their chances of achieving and sustaining the American dream, according to a new Marist-McClatchy Poll. They see an economic system in which they have to work […]

February 13, 2014

Government Needs To Help America’s Job Creators — Middle Class Consumers

Achieving the “American dream” isn’t feeling so dreamy these days. The day seems distant when average Americans held to the faith that hard work would secure them employment, a lifestyle they could depend on. And that if they passed that work ethic on to their children, along with a good education, then each generation would […]

September 6, 2011

Celebrated Journalist Comes Out as Undocumented Immigrant

Jose Antonio Vargas dropped a bombshell on the political and media worlds this morning when he acknowledged publicly that he is an illegal immigrant. The journalist has done work for The New Yorker and The Washington Post, amongst other publications, and this week began a campaign to redefine what it means to be American. His […]

June 22, 2011