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Forum Post: Social mobility, is the American dream just a dream? [Experiment underway]

Posted 5 years ago on Oct. 13, 2012, 1:27 p.m. EST by GNAT (150)
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Most of you know this is a sock character but I spent my last post on The Clash so I'm posting with my sock. Most of you also know more about me than you know about your own neighbor (sad). You know I make money for others with my labor and retain next to none of the profits of my labor and that I have chosen the IT industry as my ticket to the American dream. You've seen my debates with TechJunkie and other who insist I go work for someone else but being a slave wage and making others rich is not the American dream.

My first official release of my platform, v3, is now available. I have some video tutorials to make and a page for developers but the software is completed.

Will I always be a cook with no chance of home ownership, or can the average Joe still make it? Stay tuned for updates on my experiment with the American dream.



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[-] 1 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 5 years ago

Depends on the perspecive of what the dream is.

For example:

Someone from a very poor country could come over here. Get a job at McDonalds, work there for 30 years, get up to regional manager making 75k. Im sure they would consider that "the dream". Nice house, kids with an education, etc.

I personally have no desire to eat at McDonalds, much less work there. Just saying I think it all depends on what your perspective of "the good life" is.

[-] 1 points by richardkentgates (3269) 5 years ago

30 years to achieve financial equality is absurd. That is the very symptom we're protesting. Only managers and above should be able to own a home? So you have to wait till you're 50 before you can raise your kids in a financially stable home?