The American Dream Is Alive and Well
Most people in this country say that they are living it — but what they mean by the phrase might surprise you.
For everyone obsessed with the idea that the American Dream is dead, cheer up, please. This
op-ed by my
colleague Sam Abrams shows that the data tell a very different story. The Dream is alive and well.
If were a Democratic strategist, this new research by
would freeze my blood:
This surprised me and made me feel hopeful
Individuality and family, not wealth and real estate, are what Americans seek and believe they are finding in the American "dream"
Americans would be well served to focus less intently on the nastiness of our partisan politics and the material temptations of our consumer culture and to focus more on the communities they are part of and exercising their freedom to live as they wish.
“85 percent indicated that “to have freedom of choice in how to live” was essential to achieving the American dream.”
The Case for Devolution ... "When Americans were asked what makes the American dream, they did not select becoming wealthy, owning a home ... 85% indicated that “to have freedom of choice in how to live” was essential..."
The United States as utopia of free choice #okay #falseconsciousness
W Bradford Wilcox
A counter-take: The American Dream Is Alive and Well