Read a chat with Don Barlett about the book.
In the spring of 2012 The Inquirer published the series "Struggling for Work: Broken Dreams of a New Generation."
In “Struggling for Work” The Inquirer goes behind the unemployment rates and high college debt to describe the struggles young people are facing and detail what needs changing to help them.
To create this series, reporters interviewed more than 280 people — including millennials and their parents — and analyzed government data.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele are back with a new book, The Betrayal of the American Dream.
Untold numbers of Americans have been relegated to the economic scrap heap since their landmark Inquirer series and book America: What Went Wrong? were published in the early 1990's.
In four excerpts running Sundays starting July 29, they explore the impact of policies that are crippling the middle class including the outsourcing of jobs, the loss of retirement benefits and what the country needs to do to solve its problems.
Twitter: Follow the project at @AmericaWWW.