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

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