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“Is American Politics Undermining the American Dream?” Jacob Hacker

Event time: 
Monday, December 3, 2012 - 9:00pm through 11:00pm
Event description: 

Jacob Hacker, Political Science, Yale University: “Is American Politics Undermining the American Dream?” In the Company of Scholars Series, Sponsored by the Yale Graduate School (rescheduled from October 30, 2012)  Attend the livestream or watch the recording here; “Live-tweeting” at: https://twitter.com/yalegsas

Jacob Hacker’s talk, “Is American Politics Undermining the American Dream?” addresses how rising economic inequality is linked to changes in American politics and policy, with a special emphasis on the current election season. “The middle class – drowning in debt, battered by economic insecurity, losing ground to an increasingly affluent group at the top – has been badly neglected by American politics,” Hacker says. “This is not a natural market development. Government has made the rich richer and turned its back on the middle class.”