Brandon King The American Dream Analysis

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According to the essay “The American Dream: Dead, Alive, or on Hold?” by Brandon King believes the American Dream is still alive and it helped Americans overcome inequality (573). An economist, Paul Krugman, holds a similar position in his essay “Confronting Inequality”, writing that “Yet it is possible, both as an economic matter and in terms of practical politics, to reduce inequality and make America a middle-class nation again (603).” The essence of King’s and Krugman’s argument is that it’s important to decrease income inequality because it will help the economy. When it comes to the topic of the American Dream, most of us will readily agree with King’s perspective in which he states, “I would redefine the American Dream today as the potential to work for an honest, secure way of life and save for the future (573)”. The American Dream means having a college education, being financially stable…show more content…
According to Federal Reserve chairwoman, Janet Yellen, states "I fear the large and growing burden of paying for it may make it harder for many young people to take advantage of the opportunity higher education offers (Appelbaum)". Yellen is surely right about college creating a burden because it’s too expensive to afford, but she may not be aware, that colleges offer scholarships for low- and middle- income families. When a student performs well in school, then they will have the chance to get money to pay for their education. In addition, students have the choice to attend a community college before going to a four year university so they can have affordable classes. To be successful in college, students need to know how to sacrifice such as sleep and prioritize their time effectively. Also parents can go back to school as well, if they want to obtain a better job. Attending college can make a difference in the lives of students and

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