- Maureen Conway: American workers are seeing the security of their wages and benefits erode
- Cities and states are trying new efforts to make sure the link between work and wealth is revived, she says
Maureen Conway is a Vice President of the Aspen Institute and Executive Director of the Institute's Economic Opportunities Program. The opinions expressed in this commentary are hers.
(CNN)The central tenet of the American dream is the idea that if you work hard, you can succeed. Success is usually measured by financial stability, the ability to support a family, own some property perhaps, save for retirement, invest in the future opportunities of your children and maybe afford to take a vacation once in a while.