The effects of inequality on America’s kids


GREENEVILLE, TN – JUNE 28: (L) Hannah Knight, age 6 and Kaylee Arwood, age 4, eat some Lunchables snacks as part of their lunch. There was also apple slices, fruit cups and lowfat chocolate milk offered as part of the meal. (Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post) It is rare for a work of sociology to leave readers choking back emotion. Max Weber and Emile Durkheim were not known for writing tear-jerkers. But Robert D. Putnam’s “ Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis ” is sociology as story, as tragedy and as an act of social solidarity. It is […]