Monday, February 20, 2006

Bait and Switch: End of the White Collar American Dream?

Hi everyone! Today's selection is a podcast from the Cambridge Forum. In this podcast, social critic and writer Barbara Ehrenreich discusses higher education, upward mobility, and the American dream. This podcast was recorded on 7 October 2005 and was published online at:

The show notes included:

"Barbara Ehrenreich discusses her new book Bait and Switch: End of the White Collar American Dream? raising questions about whether education still assures access to the American Dream; whether the middle class has reached the limit of its potential for upward mobility; and what happens to democracy without a stable middle class."

I hope you enjoy this podcast!

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About Barbara Ehrenreich

Barbara Ehrenreich is the author of thirteen books, including the New York Times bestseller Nickel and Dimed. A frequent contributor to the New York Times, Harpers, and the Progressive, she is a contributing writer to Time magazine. She lives in Florida.

About the Cambridge Forum

The Cambridge Forum has been providing free public forums with our nation's foremost scholars, authors and thinkers for thirty-five years and is one of public radio's longest running public affairs programs. Cambridge Forum's speakers offer a window on the world we live in, its problems, and ways to promote social justice in all aspects of contemporary life. Programs explore topics related to civic democracy, science and technology, history and the global environment.


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