“Sadly, the American Dream is dead.”

It was a refrain repeated often by Donald Trump as he campaigned for president, and it resonated throughout the country. But what is the American Dream, and what killed it? In his new book, “Alienated America: Why Some Places Thrive While Others Collapse,” Tim Carney explores these questions. He joined us on Banter this week to discuss.

Timothy P. Carney is a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, where he works on economic competition, cronyism, civil society, localism, and religion in America. He is concurrently the commentary editor at the Washington Examiner.

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  1. Eugene Kriegsmann Member

    This is a great discussion. I have heard Tim Carney interviewed on other podcasts, but this one was far more open and candid that the others. Great chemistry between the participants. 

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    • March 5, 2019, at 10:02 AM PST
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  2. Taras Coolidge

     Terrific interview!

     You’ve got to accurately describe the problem before you can even hope to fix it. 

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    • March 5, 2019, at 10:21 AM PST
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