The number of Americans who believe regular people have “plenty of opportunities” to get ahead has dropped sharply over the past decade. This is one of the most profound changes in how Americans view their own country.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday September 5, 2012 2:52 pm|
The problem is that this only plays out along the lines of equality of opportunity. You have to work hard, and there’s this myth that hard work will find its reward in a society without barriers. This was the main theme of Michelle Obama’s speech as well.
|By: Bill Egnor Wednesday August 10, 2011 8:00 pm|
Say what you like about the things the the US is no longer great at, we still are the Big Dogs when it comes to building and running long term space missions. Today the Opportunity Mars Rover finished a two year trip to the Endeavour Crater. There it will look for signs that water persisted on the surface of Mars for long periods of time. Not bad for a probe with a 3 month estimated mission life, eh?
|By: Max Fraad Wolff Sunday July 3, 2011 1:59 pm|
Age of Greed offers a long survey of the rise of regulation liberated financial markets and actors. The historical sweep is artful and well presented. The text argues for a return to more caged financial markets and actors. The steady and mounting pressures on the American middle class are correlated with the rising excesses, fortunes and missteps of financiers and their vehicles.