The American Dream adrift

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“We are a nation adrift,” opens NYU professor Scott Galloway’s new book Adrift: America in 100 Charts. “We lack neither wind nor sail, we have no shortage of captains or gear, yet our mighty ship flounders in a sea of partisanship, corruption, and selfishness.”

Since the 1970s, key economic indicators explain some of America’s greatest social and economic upheavals: among them the uncoupling of productivity and worker profits, the redistribution of wealth from young to old and the rise of offshore tax havens.

We welcome Scott to the show to chat about some of these indicators that best explain why he thinks the American economy has changed for the worse — and his proposed solutions.

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