Do you think that the American Dream is still achievable? If you said no, don’t worry, you’re just like the other 77% of people that answered the question when being surveyed. Does that at all surprise you considering the cost and expenses of everything nowadays? For most people the dream would consist of being financially stable with a nice paying job with a big house and some nice cars but, people may also have their own thoughts of what the dream is as well.
The American Dream is so essential to our country as it is an honor to reach your goals and make it a reality. The American Dream is the national ethos that people’s lives would be better and more abundant with many opportunities. The American Dream was more accessible to attain back in the days, however, changed over the years. Although the “American Dream” is still possible, many people, minorities are affected by the lack of improvement in social mobility in our society. The American Dream is still alive by being able to live a middle-class lifestyle and by obtaining it through perseverance and hard-work.
The debt in the U.S. is very high as of right now, according to the us debt website we are $21 trillon dollars in debt as of today. The goverment has spent lots of tax money to raze prostitution but obviously none of it has worked or even helped in the slightest. If we legalized this it could help the economy because we could start taxing that 32,000 that I mentioned earlier made by the pimps weekly instead of losing money from trying to demolish this profession. Lets take a look at Greece for a second, Greece was in very bad economic crisis and as soon as they legalized this, they were able to get out of debt and pay back the other countries. Also, the demand for this profession is very high and it will never change, so no matter how high the price goes up the demand will always remain the same.
Although America has millions of people working hard to have a roof above their heads, the status of the working poor and poverty level at this juncture seems to be a dilemma that should be taken into serious consideration which would put an end to the competition between the rich and the poor. The working poor has a major role in society but they face many problems along the way. “The Working Poor examines the "forgotten America" where "millions live in the shadow of prosperity, in the twilight between poverty and well-being. " These are citizens for whom the American Dream is out of reach despite their willingness to work hard” (The Working Poor).
It is often thought that the American dream has to do wealth. People often think that the key to happiness and value in one’s life has to do with how much money and possessions they acquire through out there life. But it is showed through the two films and Television show that this is not the case. They all conclude that family and the small things in life is truly whats important. The
The United States is said to have a large income inequality gap, which in turn means that the United States also has low social mobility. In a thriving socially mobile society all children would have the same opportunity and likelihood of ending up in any of the income distribution brackets, but that is not the case in America because those who are wealthy are likely to stay wealthy and those who are poor are likely to stay that way. Research proves this trend that well-off families are disproportionately likely to stay well off. Children born in low-income families are ten-times more likely to stay there as opposed to children born to wealthy parents who are five times more likely to end up staying wealthy (Greenstone, Looney, Patashnik, Yu, 2013). This being known, this study also states that high-income families students dominate America’s university enrollment, more wealthy students are attending college and less low-income students are.
The American Dream is the idea that anyone, regardless of their race, class or gender, can obtain their own version social success. To most people, this dream includes a stable family with various fortunes in both monetary and social value. However, it may be more easily accessed by people not included in the minories to achieve this. While it would be nice to believe everyone has an equal chance at having a ‘perfect’ life, the reality is much more depressing. In contrast to what Americans would like to think, The American Dream is ironically it’s own
The world is controlled by the economy. It’s a deathly cycle that never ends. People wake up every day and go to work or to school, anything that leads them to earning money. Money controls the world. Without money we are nothing, for we cannot survive if we cannot buy food or water.
Some People Fail in School, but are Successful in Life Introduction Most people think that if you excel in your studies, you will become successful as you will get good jobs, high salary per month and manage to lead a comfortable life in luxury. But that is not the case as the meaning of success varies to different types of people. Some will find that success is having freedom of choosing whatever to wear, and some will find that success is to feel the satisfaction of earning your own money, in your own way. While that may seem to be the case, the definition of success here is “knowing your purpose in life, growing to reach your maximum potential, and sowing seeds that benefit others” (Maxwell, John C, 1947).
They start creating strict budgets that allow for almost all of their money to go into the savings account for college. As many have said, money is one of the top reasons why marriages fail. Arguing over trying to find money to put their children through college has made a lot of marriages fail. Having free higher education, as people would argue, would remove all of this stress and strain from families when it comes time for their children to go to
I however hope that I too can live the american dream, live in a nice house have a good car and not have to worry about making ends meet. In conclusion the american dream is something that does exist and is possible to achieve even though most people are not lucky enough or privileged enough to ever accomplish it. The american dream to me is also a mind set because we americans do not know what it’s like to live in an undeveloped country. A lot of americans are poor in our standards but to other people our lower class is their middle class
In the event that the 1 percent had less, a greater amount of the 99 percent of Americans would not be getting kicked out of their homes or needing to battle to pay rent on account of the absence of cash. In light of the crevice between the wealthiest and the rest, individuals are stressed over the out of line economy dispossessing their future. As stated in the article " We are the 99 percent" they mention how the middle and poor class are getting noting while the 1 percent is getting everything. How unfair is
Rashad Clark English III 10/18/17 1st period THE NIGHTMARE RATHER THAN THE DREAM The American Dream can be described as only a dream in reality when it comes to the real world. They’re millions of Americans that are struggling currently. The factors such as economic stability and discrimination that contributes to the inaccurate view. According to Mark Gangloff , more than 45 million Americans were below poverty in 2014.
Under the capitalist hand Poverty in America stomped over immigrants in the 1900’s like a herd of elephants roaming through the African savanna. The tremendous effect of the American dream was shown as thousands of immigrants came into the US. Little did everyone know that making money, living a warm life, finding a stable job, and hope for a better life was all a lie. In fact, poverty was so bad that “by 1904 one in three people living in the cities was close to starving to death.”
Poverty in America is a difficult topic to speak on; everyone has their own views and experiences on poverty. Certain social trends have impacted the society such as Family Dynamics; The way families are now are a lot different than families of the 1950’s-1960’s, In many cases both adult members of the family are working instead of the traditional husband working to support the family. Even with both members working full time it is still hard to support an average family due to working class wages not adjusting to inflation. Poverty has been increasing at a dramatic rate and the government is supporting more and more people with perverse incentives.