My criminologist friends should like this one.
A recent poll finds that nearly 60% of Americans think the "American Dream" is no longer achievable.
Younger Americans are a cause of great concern. Many
respondents said they are worried about the next generation's ability to
Some 63% of all Americans said most children in the U.S. won't be better off than their parents. This dour view comes despite most respondents, 54%, feeling they are better off than their own parents.
But, there is also good news. Sort of.
According to an article: Set your sights on this number: 113,000.
That's how many
jobs the U.S. economy needs to hit its break-even point, to finally
recover all the jobs lost in the financial crisis.
Since those jobs will largely be in the service industry, don't expect people to be making enough money to achieve the American Dream.