Dream Hoarders: A Book Talk with Richard Reeves

Opportunity in America | 20 July 2017 | 1h 25m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Richard Reeves about 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. Argues that America’s upper middle class has become more effective at passing on opportunities to their children, and while he applauds good parenting, he notes systemic advantages—in areas ranging from the tax code to institutional practices of higher education institutions—limit the abilities of parents lower down the income scale to help their children connect to the best opportunities, resulting in less social mobility overall.