Courtney E. Martin:
The new American Dream

TED2016 · 15:32 · Filmed Feb 2016
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For the first time in history, the majority of American parents don't think their kids will be better off than they were. This shouldn't be a cause for alarm, says journalist Courtney E. Martin. Rather, it's an opportunity to define a new approach to work and family that emphasizes community and creativity. "The biggest danger is not failing to achieve the American Dream," she says in a talk that will resonate far beyond the US. "The biggest danger is achieving a dream that you don't actually believe in."

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Courtney E. Martin’s work has two obsessions at its core: storytelling and solutions. Full bio
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