One American Dream is dead

“There might actually be two American dreams.

There’s the Mark Zuckerberg American dream, which is that anyone can start… Horatio Alger… You can start in your garage and shoot the moon. And I got the sense just from the interviews we did that people think that American dream is still very much alive and well; that that’s possible.

But what’s less possible is this other American dream, which was that if you worked hard and you got an education, that you’re going to get a job, that you’re going to get a house, that you will get married and get two kids, the “Leave it to Beaver” American dream.

And I think that is the American dream that people feel today is so challenged.”

— ANDREW ROSS SORKIN
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/economic-reality-wiping-american-dream/

(The original article/poll from the NYTimes: http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/12/10/many-feel-the-american-dream-is-out-of-reach-poll-shows/)

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