The Collapse of the Local Community (with Tim Carney)

‘Forgotten America’ or ‘Alienated America’? Tim Carney joins us to discuss his book about the impact that strong communities have on people’s lives.

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Tim Carney joins us to discuss the premise of his book; how the decline of the American dream it is not purely the result of economics as the left claims, but the collapse of the institutions that made us successful, including (but not limited to): marriage, church, and civic life. While the well-educated and wealthy elites still enjoy strong communities, most blue-collar Americans lack strong communities and institutions that bind them to their neighbors.

Why is Donald Trump’s innaguration speech labelled “America’s carnage” speech? How has the collapse of local communities affected the American people? What is economic mobility? Why has the decline of the Church occurred? What is the main institution of civil society? What adds to increased involvement in the community?

Further Reading:

Alienated America: Why Some Places Thrive While Others Collapse, written by Tim Carney

Can Trump Fix ‘Alienated America’?, written by Alexandra Desanctis

How Will Alienated America Save For Retirement?, written by Elizabeth Bauer

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