On this week’s episode of Banter, Brookings Institution Senior Fellow Richard Reeves discusses his book “Dream Hoarders: How the American Upper Middle Class Is Leaving Everyone Else in the Dust, Why That Is a Problem, and What to Do About It.” The book argues that the top 20 percent of income earners in America are increasingly passing their status to their children, reducing overall social mobility for the bottom 80 percent. “Dream Hoarders” received considerable attention upon its release in 2017. Check out the links below for more information including a review of the book by AEI Director of Economic Policy Studies Michael Strain.

Learn More:

Dream Hoarders: How the American Upper Middle Class Is Leaving Everyone Else in the Dust, Why That Is a Problem, and What to Do About It | Richard Reeves | Brookings Institution | June 13, 2017

Must-Reads for 2017: Rethinking the American Dream | Michael Strain | Bloomberg View | December 8, 2017

Is the American dream being hoarded? A short-read Q&A with Richard Reeves | Jim Pethokoukis and Richard Reeves | AEIdeas | July 7, 2017 

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Published in: Domestic Policy, Economics