The American Dream Is Effective Today Essay

914 Words Oct 17th, 2015 4 Pages
Have you ever wonder is the American dream still effective today and is it still possible to achieve? The American dream is “the dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability and achievement, regardless of social class or circumstance at birth.” Yet, we know that “The American Dream” has not always been an easy and accessible picture for everyone due to many components such as the perception of the dream, income inequality, and education. There are many economists that have different views on whether or not they believe the American dream still is effective today. In the following paper I plan on discussing the American dream components from various views of the economists. Krugman teaches at Princeton and the City University of New York and writes an op-ed column in the New York Times. (561) His view on the American dream is that it is bad and need to be confronted. Both Becker and Murphy believes that the American dream is effective. Becker a Nobel laureate in economics, taught at the University of Chicago and wrote a column for business week. (581) Murphy was a professor at the University of Chicago was the recipient of a 2005. (581) Roemer served in congress as a Democrat from Indiana and such as ambassador to Indian from 2009 to 2011. (618) His view on the American dream is that is still alive. McClelland is a journalist and the author of several books. (549) However, he believes that…

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