Social College: The American Dream

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The American Dream prompted one of the greatest influx of foreigners the world has ever seen. It was because people knew that they could change their lives and social classes off the sweat of their brows. It 's an intrinsical part of what it means to be an American today, that we can start at the very bottom with nothing at all and still make it to the top rung of the social ladder. The American dream is all about life chances, as created by Max Weber, the theory that each individual has the chance to improve their quality of life. That opportunity today is very different, and the chances of succeeding are much more limited now than they were in the past. An Ideal society with good social mobility gives equal chances for every social …show more content…
Whether you are an immigrant who desires to reach the upper social class and drive the nice car, weather you come from riches and now are poor, college is now really the only way to get a better paying job. College is the determination of your ability to move up the social ladder. College is more of a business now than an educational institution, for the fact that people need it now more than ever. It is also why it is so expensive, and there are many who just don’t want to pay the price for a degree. Even worse now a days, is that many college degrees aren’t even worth the money that the student pay for them. However, there is a strict correlation that shows those who graduate from college do make more money, and can embody that social …show more content…
Money is a very persuasive factor, especially in politics. The voices which are most respected are those which are the most successful. Money gets power, but most people don’t get much money. It perpetuates to some the belief that they may never make it to the top, especially the lower class. Mindsets like these stagnate the processes of social mobility and spread the idea that people are stuck at the bottom. Mindsets and beliefs destroy opportunity. The top one percent don’t even pay taxes on their corporate businesses, they manipulate the system in ways that would send the anyone one not in the upper echelon to prison for tax evasion. Although what is legally acceptable for the rich to do, is not legal for the poor to do. This is because of income and social inequality. Money talks, and the poor don’t have

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