Sunday, July 22, 2007

"The American Dream of riches for all is turning into a nightmare of inequality"


Jillian said...

The only mistake in that sentence is "is turning into." It should read "has been for a long time."

I actually make more money in Morocco, teaching English, than I ever have in the US and I'm in my mid-twenties. I cannot afford a car, a home, or my rent (well, barely) back home.

The only thing worse is that compared to much of the world, I'm privileged.

Maysaloon said...

What is worrying is that many countries in the world are following closely in its footsteps. The United Kingdom recently was portrayed in a report as having differences between the poor and the rich not seen since Victorian times. I can't remember which newspaper carried the article but it hardly caused any ripples here. Most people are concerned with trying to be one of the few very very rich rather than in addressing the inequality. It's almost like an exhaustion of any moral positions in the general public. Scary..