Although polls that mention hard work show that most people believe you can still get ahead
, the proportion giving that response to Gallup has dropped sharply since the financial crisis in 2008.
"Americans continue to hold an aspirational view of their own ability to get ahead
in the future and the ability of the country to rebound, but they believe that achieving their life goals is harder than it used to be and the path to those goals is more uncertain," said Joan Walker, executive vice president of corporate relations for Allstate.
Summary: A new analytic tool called Buzzdeck is helping young artists get ahead
in the music.