Critical Analysis Of The American Dream Is Dead

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The American Dream To able to live the American dream is a dream that many people have, both Americans and non-Americans. The grass is always greener on the other side, but in America, it is not enough to just travel to the greener side, you 'll need a lawn mower to handle all the grass. Many people have gone to America in search of “The American Dream". Many have succeeded, but the majority have failed in achieving their goal. The grass is always greener on the other side, but in America, it is not enough to just travel to the greener side, you 'll need a lawn mower to handle all the grass. By that I mean that you need some strength and skill, to handle all of the obstacles before you can finally achieve your goal. Unfortunately the obstacles are getting bigger and bigger, so the big question is, is it even possible to achieve it anymore? If you ask the journalist Mark Whitney, then the answer clearly is no. He addresses the issue in his article " “The American Dream is Dead” published in Counterpunch on February 7, 2014. From the very first sentence Whitney makes his viewpoints very clear. "If you follow the financial news, you already know that the American people are on an epic downer."1 Whitney feels that the Americans are in a downward spiral, because of the government 's system. In the beginning of the article, he also lists a lot of other articles, which addresses the same issues as him. "And here’s my personal favorite: “NBC/WSJ poll: 60 percent say fire every

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