We are definitely still feeling some after effects of the 2008 financial crisis, but there is good news at this juncture, it is critical that americans understand where the american dream is expanding and constricting -- increasing poverty and income inequality combined with stagnant community indicators continue to impede progress for middle and lower income communities.
The dream may still be possible, though much more difficult to achieve, say a renowned macroeconomist and one of america’s foremost experts on poverty, co-teachers of a course on the american dream this semester at washington university in st louis.
Or mirage” three researchers talked up the function of the american dream motif for americans, both rich and poor for the rich, the american dream validates their hard work for the poor, the same notion gives them hope that a greater share of the economic pie remains attainable for them.
The united states is not a perfect country, but the american dream is still a reality even with relatively sub-par economic performance in recent years, our economy’s overall level of output. Every time i hear the phrase “the american dream,” i’m taken back to reading the great gatsby in my ninth-grade english literature class at 15 years old, the concept of the american dream seemed like an academic pursuit, rather than a practical, lifelong one of attainment.
Close to seven in ten americans think people who work hard still have a hard time maintaining their standard of living and cannot get ahead most say there are different rules for the well-connected, and a majority of americans believes government policies put the middle class at a disadvantage americans expect to work harder to [.
The american dream is attainable, it just isn’t the american dream one is taught to pursue at an early age if a person follows a career that they believe in and work hard with patience, at first they won’t be “living the dream” but that person will eventually achieve the true american dream.
American dream is still alive, but unrecognized a poll conducted by marketing firm ddb found that only 40% of american adults over the age of 18 believed they were living the american dream.