American Dream Faces Harsh New Reality

… This sense that the contract is threatened intrigued political scientist John Kenneth White of Catholic University. “We have a lack of confidence by many Americans in the future of the country,” says White, who edited a collection of essays called The American Dream in the 21st Century. …”If you go back to the Great Depression where the American Dream originated as a concept, strikingly enough, there was still hope and optimism about the future,” White says. [cont.]

Ari Shapiro, NPR