American Dreamers: ‘Since Sliced Bread’ and the Opportunity Economy

American Dreamers: ‘Since Sliced Bread’ and the Opportunity Economy

Friday, March 10th, 2006

Since Sliced Bread was an online contest sponsored by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) that solicited ideas from ordinary Americans on how to strengthen the economy and improve the lives of working men and women and their families. This essay looks at a sampling of the over 22,000 ideas submitted to the contest through the lens of Opportunity Economics. Hope Street Group argues that the American Dream, while alive and well in the hopes and aspirations of many Americans, is in need of retooling for the 21st Century.

Since Sliced Bread



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