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The Rough Side of the American Dream24:42
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photoBy guest host Bob Oakes:

Donald Trump, Jack Welch, Oprah — they're rich and they've run huge empires. Many Americans strive for their success but end up instead working long hours, sleeping too little, sacrificing family, and friends, just to climb a few rungs in society.

Paul Stiles says in his new book that the American dream may be killing us and that we're paying too high a price for our prosperity. It's time, he says, to think again about what America really stands for and what makes us happy — whether it's always getting ahead, or something else.

Hear about the rough side of the American Dream, and the power of the market in our lives.

Guests:

Paul Stiles, author of "Riding the Bull: My Year in the Madness at Merrill Lynch." His new book is "Is the American Dream Killing You: How 'The <arket' Rules Our Lives."

Samuel Hayes, professor emeritus at Harvard Business School

This program aired on November 3, 2005.

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