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Our Kids

The American Dream in Crisis

By Robert D. Putnam
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Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis by Robert D. Putnam

Our Kids (2015) takes a look at the crisis of opportunity in America, where success depends more on wealth than on hard work and ability. The American dream has been betrayed, the U.S. opportunity gap is widening; this book will tell you why, and explain what every U.S. citizen can do to fix the problem, ensure equality and save democracy.

  • People interested in the state of equality in America
  • Politicians of all nations
  • Anyone invested in the future of America’s youth

Robert D. Putnam teaches at Harvard University, where he is the Malkin Professor of Public Policy. A renowned political and social scientist, he has written over a dozen books, including the bestselling Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community.


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