Requiem for the American Dream? Unequal Opportunity in America

Robert D. Putnam, Award-winning author of Bowling Alone talks about the role of poverty and inequality in America and its impact on the ever-more elusive American Dream.

Speakers: Robert D. Putnam
Festival: 2012

More on this Session

Watch and Listen: U.S.A.

This talk rethinks refugees as a potential economic benefit to the societies that host them, rather than simply passive... See more
Spend an hour with two of America’s best teachers, exploring the ups and downs of their experiences on the front lines... See more
In his remarkable book, The Third Wave, AOL founder and tech leader Steve Case describes how we are moving beyond the... See more
The promise of a better life now rings hollow to millions who find that hard work offers them no guarantee of making it... See more
We know DNA is a master key that unlocks medical and forensic secrets, but genetic testing is also impacting urgent... See more
Many American Muslims — especially those who have worked in government or in other ways to counter radicalism and... See more

Pages