Friday, July 26, 2013

The Atlantic: Economic Mobility and Two Milwaukee Families

Milwaukee, WI

In The Atlantic, David Rohde takes a look at a PBS Frontline documentary about the 22 year struggles of two Milwaukee, Wisconsin families, the Stanleys and the Neumanns.

Simply put, Rohde describes how the documentary tells the story of how the American Dream is bypassing two households.

Rohde's article is linked below.  At the bottom of this post is a link to the PBS website.  The documentary is available for online viewing from that site.

The Atlantic: Two Families in Milwaukee

"The Stanleys and the Neumanns are a microcosm of the middle class that President Barack Obama -- and House Republicans -- will spar over for the remainder of Obama's presidency. And they are part of a global trend. Across industrialized nations, income inequality is growing and people like the Stanleys and Neumanns are the losers."

---David Rohde, The Atlantic

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