Why our children’s future no longer looks so bright – The Washington Post

Why our children’s future no longer looks so bright – The Washington Post.

Robert J. Samuelson
Opinion Writer

Why our children’s future no longer looks so bright

Aspecter haunts America: downward mobility. Every generation, we believe, should live better than its predecessor. By and large, Americans still embrace that promise. A Pew survey earlier this year found that 48 percent of respondents felt that their children’s living standards would exceed their own. Although that’s down from 61 percent in 2002, it’s on a par with the mid-1990s. But these expectations could be dashed. For young Americans, the future could be dimmer.

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