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Is American Politics Undermining the American Dream?

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By Brian December 20, 2013

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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."