The American Dream Dankon King Analysis

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Right now, Americans are debating whether or not the “American Dream” is dead. Citizens are worried about the economy, the political system and their futures. In the essay the American Dream: Dead, Alive or On-Hold by Brandon King, he explains how the American dream is still alive to this day. King believes that people need to work towards the American dream instead of expecting it to be handed to them. The “American Dream” is currently dead, waiting to be revitalized. The factors of this death include: economic decline, political stalemate and lack of citizens self-motivation. Currently economic growth is about half of what some economists say is healthy, leading to a stagnant economy. Author Brandon King’s essay points to the rising stock …show more content…
This is leading to a stalemate in the political process, with neither party willing to work with each other or compromise. Congress has come to treat comprising as a negative term, but history has shown that compromising has been the only way to get lasting legislation passed, but instead legislation that truly matters in growing the economy is being fought over and delayed, causing another factor in economic decline. This also does not instill confidence in the average consumer, who will wait to invest or spend money based on what new laws, taxes or regulations may come down the pipeline. This will result in less money being put into circulation, making the economy weaker, especially on a global scale. As an agricultural business major, I like to keep up-to-date with the latest legislative news regarding my community. There was a recent campaign by the California Farm Bureau to work with California legislators to produce a water bill, increasing water storage and infrastructure. This would lead to more agricultural productivity, which would then inject the local and state economies as well as exports with an economic stimulus. However, due to political fighting across state government, hardly anything has been done, leading to uncertainty and a lack of confidence that has economic ripple …show more content…
After a death in the family, she started to spiral quickly down a path of depression, self-destruction and financial irresponsibility. She had no self-determination to do what was best for herself and her family. She spent years taking advantage of the system, receiving welfare benefits, food stamps and other forms of assistance long after those programs were meant to be used. She never bothered to look for a job, because why is a job necessary when the government provided everything she needed? This eventually caused a rift between herself and her family that was trying to help her on her way to the “American

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