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American Forum - Who Stole the American Dream

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Hedrick Smith
April 4, 2013
6:00PM - 6:00PM (EDT)

Hedrick Smith
Hedrick Smith

Pulitzer Prize winner HEDRICK SMITH’s book, Who Stole the American Dream?, shows how seismic changes, sparked by a sequence of landmark political and economic decisions, have transformed America. Smith examines the accidental beginnings of the 401(k) plan, the major policy changes that began under Jimmy Carter, how the New Economy disrupted America’s engine of shared prosperity, and how America lost the title of “Land of Opportunity.” Who Stole the American Dream? includes conversations with political leaders, CEOs, and middle-class Americans. Smith is also the author of The Russians, which took readers inside the Soviet Union, and The Power Game, which explored Washington's corridors of power. A book signing will follow his Forum.

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