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The Broken American Dream—Viewed through the Lens of Europe

Capitalism is in distress the United States and Europe. The American Dream is in trouble, and the European “dream” isn’t doing much better, as proved by Brexit, rampant Euroscepticism, and the success of extreme-right populist movements in countries that face elections this year. In their new book Sustaining Capitalism, authors Steve Odland and Joseph Minarik at the Committee for Economic Development (CED) of The Conference Board detail solutions for restoring trust in the American system. What can Europe learn from proposed solutions for the United States?

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