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  • Dream Hoarders

  • How the American Upper Middle Class Is Leaving Everyone Else in the Dust, Why That Is a Problem, and What to Do About It
  • By: Richard V. Reeves
  • Narrated by: Richard V. Reeves
  • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94

As Reeves shows, the growing separation between the upper middle class and everyone else can be seen in family structure, neighborhoods, attitudes, and lifestyle. Those at the top of the income ladder are becoming more effective at passing on their status to their children, reducing overall social mobility. The result is not just an economic divide but a fracturing of American society along class lines. Upper-middle-class children become upper-middle-class adults.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Don’t feel that privileged

  • By jeffrey a dabe on 01-04-18

Informative selection of American classism

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-02-18

Dream hoarders explains how the upper middle class is hoarding wealth from everybody else below. It provides solutions to help curtail the accumulation of wealth by listing a set of policies and ideas to prevent the wealth stripping experienced by America's lower classes.
I would recommend this book because the author does a masterful job of depicting how the upper middle class hoards wealth. he is very honest and his assessment and fully understands that his own position means that others will fall.