Is It Possible To Bridge The Gap Between Rich and Poor?

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JD Vance speaking at TEDNYC.

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode Reconciliation

About J.D. Vance's TED Talk

J.D. Vance is a self-proclaimed member of the elite, but he grew up poor in the American Rust Belt. He details what the loss of the American Dream feels like.

About J.D. Vance

J.D. Vance grew up in the Rust Belt city of Middletown, Ohio, and the Appalachian town of Jackson, Kentucky. He enlisted in the Marine Corps after high school and served in Iraq. A graduate of the Ohio State University and Yale Law School, and is a principal at a leading Silicon Valley investment firm. He is the author of Hillbilly Elegy.

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