Book Review: The American Dream Is Not Dead: (But Populism Could Kill It)
Strain creates an uplifting (data-backed) narrative on progress in America, as reminder that things are not as terrible as many would make it seem
The American Dream Is Not Dead: (But Populism Could Kill It)
Author: Michael Strain
Rating: 4.1 / 5
Michael Strain directly counters the popularly negative narrative that life in America is worse and progress is slowing. Written like a long-form but accessible research paper, Strain highlights why our lives are most likely better than prior generations, and that mobility does unequivocably exist. This short and sweet book reads as a quick mood-booster and also does the reader a service with Responses to his claims, broadening the positive and negative views on his claims and proposed solutions to outstanding problems. Strain drops the “never good enough” mindset and instead focuses on data of change, giving a breath of fresh air.