The Impact of Inequality on our Children: End of the American Dream? : Our Kids. The American Dream in Crisis. By Robert D. Putnam. Simon & Schuster; New York, New York; 2015; ISBN 9781476769905; pp. 400; $17 (paperback) Hillbilly Elegy. A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis. By J.D. Vance. Harper, An Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers; New York, New York; 2016; ISBN 9780062300546; pp. 264; $27.99 (hardcover).
Many people, including most of the media, have been talking and writing about the economic inequality present in our society. However, it has not been clearly discussed what inequality means beyond a huge difference in salaries and what impact inequality has on our society. Robert Putnam’s book, Our Kids. The AmericanDream in Crisis, presents inequality in… (More)