A Wake-up Call For the American Dream

Feb 13, 2012

Many say upward mobility isn't what it used to be in America, especially for those at the bottom of the economic ladder, and that the U. S. has become a less mobile society than other advanced nations. Still, skeptics point out that the country has grown wealthier overall, leading to higher incomes for new generations, even if they don’t move up in the class system. 


  • Stuart Butler - Director of the Center for Policy Innovation at the Heritage Foundation.
  • Isabel Sawhill - Senior Fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution