Episode 06 : Breaking Down the American Dream with Robert Putnam

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     A view of downtown Scranton from N. Washington Avenue. (Jessica Kourkounis/For Keystone Crossroads)

    A view of downtown Scranton from N. Washington Avenue. (Jessica Kourkounis/For Keystone Crossroads)

    Is the American Dream still possible? In this episode, we’ll talk with leading American political scientist Robert Putnam about why he thinks the American Dream is in crisis. In his most recent work, Putnam examines our nation’s growing income inequality and opportunity gap compared to the 1950s when he was a kid in an Ohio town along Lake Erie. Putnam is a political scientist at Harvard University and the author of the best-seller, “Bowling Alone.”

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