In Niall Ferguson’s article, “The End of the American Dream: How rising inequality and social stagnation are reshaping us for the worse,” Ferguson explains social mobility, inequality, and how the “American Dream may be disappearing. He starts with a quote from Elon Musk, who is an example that the ...
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...merica promised. Those of us who do “climb a ladder” just found the ladder astray, an example of mere luck. Most of the time, the ladder is very cautiously passed down from generation to generation with a steel lock that an outsider could not break. Ferguson and Noah present excellent points as to why mobility does not exist. They talk about how your status depends on who “mommy” and “daddy” are, and how the American dream is either disappearing or nonexistent. The ability to move forward does depend on who your parents are, so hope you have the right parents.
Ferguson, Niall. "The End of the American Dream? How rising inequality and social stagnation are reshaping us for the worse." The Daily Beast 12 Aug. 2013. Online. 12 January 2014.
Noah, Timothy. "The Mobility Myth." The New Republic 243.3 (2012): 14-17. MAS Complete. Web. 6 Jan. 2013.
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