Monday, September 24, 2012
Bye, Bye Miss American Pie
... and say 'so long' to the American Dream too.
It's time to retire the American Dream -- or at least give it a long vacation. We ought to drop it from our national conversation. This would be a hardship for politicians and pundits, who use "the American Dream" as a rhetorical workhorse embodying goals embraced by almost all Americans. That's the problem. The American Dream has become so expansive in its meaning that it stifles honest debate and harms some of the very people it is intended to help.
At least Washington is doing well
even if it's not doing good.