Examples Of Upward Mobility

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The American Dream is thought of to be a living standard, a simple tactic to encourage a person to strive for greatness and/or a way to provide for themselves; or simply a set of goals that may or may not be reachable for the average American depending on their status. Oxford Dictionaries defines the “American Dream” as “the traditional social ideals of the U.S., such as equality, democracy, and material prosperity”. As decades pass, the American Dream has evolved to keep up with the times, to adjust with what society wants. Living this so-called dream varied between ages; from children and teens, to young adults, and so on and so forth; there’s a cycle that makes it able to depict what’s suitable depending on the person obtaining a high means …show more content…
Before we can dwell into this diplomatic issue, we must first dissect such a deep topic. We’ve answered what the “American Dream” is, so these questions will help assist as we better our understanding of this particular motion that’s being debated: What makes up upward mobility? What is considered income inequality? EncartaDictionaries defines upward mobility as “the ability or desire to move to a higher social class and acquires greater wealth, power, or status”; some synonyms that were provided include improvement, benefit, and advancement. If were able to benefit from upward mobility, as we show hard work, dedication, and intelligence, then why is it hard to achieve such status? Then, we can consider income inequality to refer to the extent to which income is distributed in an uneven matter among a population. Considering the issue at hand, does income really impair the thought of success? I see this issue determines whether someone allows their income to predict and shape their future for excellence or inferiority. The debate, developed by Robert Rosenkranz, discusses whether income inequality is a valid factor in a person’s success, if the income will affect the growth of their future, positive or negative. Elise Gould and Nick Hanauer are in agreeance of the motion; they solely focus their argument by using examples based on the educational system. One states their argument saying that a child’s future is depending on family upbringing; if they’re born into a wealthy family, odds are they’ll be wealthy in the future and can easily reach the “American Dream”. Some aspects of Elise Gould’s and Nick Hanauer’s argument and their opponent debaters, Scott Winship and Edward Conard, showcase some explicit and implicit assumptions which can hinder persuasion for those who are for and against the motion: “Little correlation between parents and children means that one’s economic fate can be directly

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