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"American Dream – is it dead or has it just changed?"

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John Eyster
January 7, 2012

"American Dream – is it dead or has it just changed?"

One of the key discussions in this US Presidential Election year 2012 is about the so-called, “American Dream.” There are VERY different spins on what the “American Dream” REALLY is! The “Five Myths” feature deals with this issue. The Washington Post promoted the column with the question, “American Dream – is it dead or has it just changed?” What do YOU think?

I hope YOU will read the "Five Myths" column by Dr. Michael F. Ford, the founding director of the Xavier University’s Center for the Study of the American Dream, and then make YOUR comment. I look forward to reading YOUR comments.

Having checked the website, Xavier University’s Center for the Study of the American Dream, I URGE that you read through that website for additional informative and data and perspective! Xavier University is in Cincinnati, OH – I was there a few years ago as a College Board consultant for the Advanced Placement US Government & Politics course 1-day workshop for teachers.

Now, use this link to read the full “Five Myths” column, ”Five myths about the American dream.”

The FIRST myth is “The American dream is about getting rich.” Citing a national survey by the Center, Ford concludes, “A fat bank account can be a means to these ends, but only a small minority believe that money is a worthy end in itself.” What do YOU think?

Is CHINA really a “threat” to “the American dream”? What do YOU think?

Are “economic decline and political gridlock are killing the American dream”? What do YOU think?

BEFORE you comment, I trust YOU will read and evaluate the information developed by Dr. Ford. I hope this discussion will be one of DISCUSSING FACTS with various perspectives and NOT the pooling of ignorance! Too many discussions are really only a POOLING of IGNORANCE!

“American Dream – is it dead or has it just changed?” What do YOU think?

Here we go…

Mr. E.



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