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The New Better Off: Reinventing the American Dream, with author Courtney Martin

For the first time in history, the majority of American parents do not believe that their kids will be better off than they were. While some may see this as unfortunate, TED speaker and author Courtney E. Martin reads it as a provocation: better off based on whose standards? In this talk Martin explores what she calls "The New Better Off” and illuminates alternative ways Americans are seeking happiness and fulfillment. Largely influenced by feminist values, she argues that life can be more about community and creativity than dollars and cents.

This event is part of the WILL*/WGSS Speaker Series.

The New Better Off: Reinventing the American Dream, with author Courtney Martin