Wealth In America

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Wealth is a fortune you not acquire yourself but instead the money works for you. Many people start companies, make it big, then sell their business for a fortune. With this new fortune many high class people invest and save their money for generations. In Class in America it sates that, "The wealthiest 1 percent of the American population holds 34 percent of the total nation wealth" ( pg 179). The upper class people with billions of dollars and most of the countries money are called the one percent. The one percent of the own most of the nations wealth. I do not believe meritocracy, everyone who has money must have earned it, is valid in the United States. Especially since in the movie the heirs and heiresses barely had careers and the millions

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