The Resource Saving Horatio Alger : equality, opportunity, and the American dream, Richard V. Reeves

Saving Horatio Alger : equality, opportunity, and the American dream, Richard V. Reeves

Label
Saving Horatio Alger : equality, opportunity, and the American dream
Title
Saving Horatio Alger
Title remainder
equality, opportunity, and the American dream
Statement of responsibility
Richard V. Reeves
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Americans celebrate the Horatio Alger ideal, that all individuals can succeed by their own efforts in a level playing field, yet social mobility rates in America are now lower than those in Europe, risking America becoming an ossified, class-based society. Richard Reeves argues in this Brookings Essay that Alger is on the ropes, that the ideal of American egalitarianism is threatened by a variety of forces related to income, wealth, family structure and education. And yet the answers do not lie in the European model. Instead, Reeves argues, reviving the promise of the American Dream requires a quintessentially American solution, saving Horatio Alger
Member of
Cataloging source
P@U
Index
no index present
LC call number
HN90.S65
LC item number
R447 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Brookings essay
Label
Saving Horatio Alger : equality, opportunity, and the American dream, Richard V. Reeves
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Alger vs. Bellamy -- Go West, young man -- Alger on the ropes -- Warning : wealth gaps ahead -- Class : the great divide -- Reviving the American dream
Control code
ocn965158379
Extent
1 online resource (1 PDF (25 pages).)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780815726487
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b34929551
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)965158379
  • pebc0815726481

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