Is America the Land of Opportunity?

More Questions from Abroad

A group of public policy graduate students in Cambridge, England read my book and posed some thoughtful questions. I traveled to Cambridge on April 25 to hear their insights and respond to their queries. How would you answer their questions?

  1. Do you think America is still the land of opportunity, or has its day passed by?

 

  1. Is the overall trend in the United States creeping toward conservatism or liberalism?

 

  1. What is the national mood on concerns about sustainability and the environment?

 

  1. Are the multinational ties in crucial areas such as banking, oil and business ownership so strong that key decisions affecting the citizens of a country are no longer in the purview of their nation’s government?

 

  1. Is there political will in the United States to engage hard issues such as climate change and inequality? What will happen if the current stalemate continues, hard decisions are avoided and the big problems fester?

 

  1. Is there political will in the United States to engage hard issues such as climate change and inequality? What will happen if the current stalemate continues, hard decisions are avoided and the big problems fester?

 

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