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Is The Recession Changing The American Dream?

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Is The Recession Changing The American Dream?

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Is The Recession Changing The American Dream?

Is The Recession Changing The American Dream?

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Gustavo Arellano's parents worked hard and learned multiple trades, doing whatever it took so their children could get ahead.

Now, in an op-ed for the Los Angeles Times, he wonders if they're better positioned to weather the recession than him and his peers who were taught to "aspire to better lives."