A Plan to Reclaim the Dream

MarchersAs originally published by Nextavenue on August 28, 2013 and adapted from Who Stole the American Dream?

By Hedrick Smith

Over the past three decades, we have fallen from being the envy of the world, with the most affluent middle class of any place on Earth, to losing our title as “the land of opportunity.” The way we have responded with our New Economy has put the American middle class in an ever-tightening financial squeeze, raising protests from both left and right.

Restoring the American Dream will not be quick or simple. We have a long-term structural jobs problem that demands new thinking and an ambitious new economic agenda.

See all 10 steps for reclaiming the American Dream here.

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