America has long been viewed as "the land of opportunity," where, with hard work, most people can succeed regardless of their family background. However, opportunity has not been available to all. Stagnating incomes for the middle class and rising income inequality have raised questions about whether America remains the land of opportunity.
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Prospects for Latin America’s middle class after the commodity boom
February 10, 2015, Michael Penfold and Harold Trinkunas
Michael Penfold and Harold Trinkunas reflect on the growth of Latin America's emerging middle classes. At a time where economic trends are increasingly negative, this class will increasingly turn to the state at a time when states have fewer resources to satisfy both middle class demands and those of the most vulnerable in society.
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Co-Director, Center on Children and Families, Budgeting for National Priorities
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