Alienated America:Why Some Places Thrive While Others Collapse | Timothy P. Carney | 0062797107

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In a 2016 presidential campaign, Donald J. Trump proclaimed, "The American Dream is dead," a message that resonated across the country. Washington Examiner editor Timothy Carney visited Middle America, pored over county-level maps and data, and classified through sociological studies, and had a startling revelation: Donald Trump is correct, but the death of the American Dream is a social phenom, not an economic one. In some parts of the United States, life looks to be getting worse because citizens are handling their problems alone. These communities have seen drops in marriage, voting, church participation, and volunteer work. Even when money comes back to city, happiness does not return if people there do not reengage. The skilled and wealthy elites, on the other hand, tend to live in places where institutions are stable, or have sufficient funds to cover themselves. Carney tours all corners of America, from the dim country bars of southwestern Pennsylvania to the bustling Mormon wards of Salt Lake City, and gives the most relevant data and research to describe why failing social connections are liable for the great divide in America. Alienated America confirms the conservative suspicion that these areas can't be fixed with job-training plans or more entitlement spending, and backs up the liberal belief that new the Trump voters aren't getting to his rallies for the corporate tax cuts and Obamacare repeal. Tim Carney will transform the way you see at the challenges facing modern America and present a structure for leading us out of the wilderness.
  • ISBN-13: 9780062797100
  • ISBN-10: 0062797107
  • Language- English
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