I Still Believe In The American Dream

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    What Is The Dream?

    We are suffering from a crisis of faith when it comes to meritocracy. We want badly to believe that our circumstances at birth, family connections and luck are less important in achieving economic success than initiative and hard work. The problem is that the instability and...
    Jones47 Jones47
    61-65, M
    Apr 11, 2013

    What happens with a raise in the minimum wage?

    The Mercatus Center at George Mason University recently posted a research paper of Antony Davies on the “Unintended Consequences of Raising the Minimum Wage”. The paper reviewed the pros and cons of raising the minimum wage and provided data from the history of past...
    Jones47 Jones47
    61-65, M
    1 Response Feb 23, 2014

    I Believe In The American Dream

    Horatio Alger used to write stories about poor outcasts who would struggle desperately in life and then through determination and hard work achieve success and happiness. The American constitution is the foundation for this dream as it states, "all men are created equal". (Note...
    Jul 7, 2012
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