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Which States Are The Most Diversity Friendly?

Friday, May 12th, 2017

Strength lies in differences, not in similarities. Quote attributed to Stephen Covey There are few topics more emotionally charged than diversity. Nobody likes to see him or herself or have others see them as prejudice. In politics the subject has become a weapon to demonize opponents. Routinely, misogynistic, xenophobic, sexist, racist, homophobic, Islamaphobic are used […]

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Which States Are The Most Optimistic?

Monday, May 8th, 2017

Optimist: Someone who figures that taking a step backward after taking a step forward is not a disaster, it is more like Cha-Cha. Oscar Wilde once said the difference between an optimist and a pessimist is that the optimist sees the donut, the pessimist the hole. It is an interesting variation on the glass half […]

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The American Dream Seen Through Senior Eyes

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Age isn’t important unless you’re cheese. As you grow older, you stand for more and fall for less. How Are Seniors (age 65+) Feeling About the American Dream? I will admit having been born in the 50’s I have a personal interest in the viewpoint of “seniors”. But, seniors also have the benefit of life […]

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Post Election Insights

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

THE BEST VISION IS INSIGHT Quote attributed to Malcolm Forbes Periodically, the research team at Xavier University sends me insights into what they are learning about the American Dream .  It is my pleasure to pass them on to you.  These insights come from extra questions asked in the monthly Xavier University ADCI survey.  The […]

Income Level Differences In Achieving the American Dream

Monday, September 5th, 2016

It is more important to grow your income than cut your expenses.  It is more important to grow your spirit than cut your dreams. Quote attributed to: Robert Kiyosaki An Analysis of American Dream Composite Index Data (calendar 2013 – 2015) The American Dream Composite Index (ADCI) study is “a unique and robust measure of American […]

Educational Differences In Achieving The American Dream

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Unless we make education a priority, an entire generation of Americans could miss out on the American Dream. Quote attributed to: Blanche Lincoln An Analysis of American Dream Composite Index Data (calendar 2013 – 2015) The American Dream Composite Index (ADCI) study is “a unique and robust measure of American sentiment”. The study is conducted monthly […]

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Impact Of Home Ownership In Achieving The American Dream

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

If I were asked to name the chief benefit of the house, I should say: the house shelters daydreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace.” Quote attributed to: Gaston Bachelard An Analysis of American Dream Composite Index Data (calendar 2013 – 2015) The American Dream Composite Index (ADCI) […]

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Relationship Differences In Achieving The American Dream

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Never marry the one you can live with, marry the one you can’t live without. An Analysis of American Dream Composite Index Data (calendar 2013 – 2015)   The American Dream Composite Index (ADCI) study is “a unique and robust measure of American sentiment”. The study is conducted monthly by Xavier University. It looks at […]

Employment Differences In Achieving The American Dream

Saturday, August 6th, 2016

Do not confuse having a career with having a life. Quote attributed to Hillary Rodham Clinton An Analysis of American Dream Composite Index Data (calendar 2013 – 2015) The American Dream Composite Index (ADCI) study is “a unique and robust measure of American sentiment”. The study is conducted monthly by Xavier University. It looks at […]

Racial Differences in Achieving The American Dream

Sunday, July 31st, 2016

I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream.  It is deeply rooted in the American Dream. quote attributed to Martin Luther King Jr. An Analysis of American Dream Composite Index Data (calendar 2013 – 2015) The American Dream Composite Index […]

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