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Opinion | Jennifer Graham

Downsizing the American dream

At the Democratic National Convention, Joe Biden said the nation will not downsize the American dream, which is a fine and noble vow that everyone should ignore.

Of course we must downsize the American dream — or at minimum the size of our mortgages, lest we all be living in huts when the dollar fails and Social Security dries up. How best to do this? Simple: Live in a hut right now.

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