The Fall Of The American Dream

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The Fall Of The American Dream

Author : Sidney Mack
ISBN : 1467843660
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Beginning around 2005, this book grew out of frustration and necessity as I observed the slow crumbling away of our so-called American Way. As a teacher, patriot, mother, sister, and troubled soul, I literally began piecing together this writing whether I liked it or not. I kept trying to stop the flow of words, but couldn't. Stream of consciousness stabbed at me like a dagger, yet I declared to myself that the negative thrusts of violence, selfishness, and willfulness on the part of societal beings was temporary, not the tip of a disastrous iceberg beginning to crush civility in nature all around me, all around all of us. The tip of collapse has deepened in spite of looking the other way or putting my words in a drawer where I couldn't see them. My language is strong coupled with a bit of levity, but we must act collectively to make the increasingly sparce specks of hope materialize into action and perseverance if we are to thrive and survive as a free nation.
Category: Family & Relationships

American Dream 2 0

Author : Frank A. Thomas
ISBN : 9781426756788
Genre : Religion
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The promise of America has always been creative potential: enterprise, industry, optimism, idealism, and hope. This promise, known since the beginning of the New World and named since the Great Depression as the “American Dream”, is what makes immigrants cry at the base of the Statue of Liberty. But there is a dark side to the American Dream, too—one that we don’t talk about much in polite company. A side characterized by the exploitation and domination of subjected people. The national climate has caused many to question the validity of the American Dream, and whether it even offers a viable vision for the nation. There are few greater questions to ask. Our collective future depends on a common vision. If the American Dream is dead, then what happens next? This book evaluates the American Dream, establishes its roots, gives reasons for its decline, and offers solutions to reclaim the promise of the American Dream that is more aligned with Jesus’ vision of the kingdom of God and Martin Luther King Jr’ s vision of the “Beloved Community”. Our challenge is to develop a redesigned American Dream, a sustainable future for all, free from exploitation and domination of subjected people.
Category: Religion

The Fall Of An American Rome

Author : Quentin R. Skrabec Jr.
ISBN : 9781628940626
Genre : Business & Economics
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This is the story of the de-industrialization of America, written by a Business professor with a background in steel company management who grew up in the city of Pittsburgh and loved its manufacturing environment. The book is based on the facts and aims to avoid any partisan political viewpoint -- which is not as difficult as it may seem, since both U.S. political parties support free trade economics. The story does not single out the union, the workers, management, politicians, or American voters and consumers, since there is plenty of blame to share. Even the economic policy of the country since 1945, which clearly must carry a large portion of the blame, was accepted for all the right reasons. Free trade was to promote world peace and democracy. No one foresaw the ancillary effects of the 1970s on the United States. Yet this approach has brought destruction upon our cities, workers, managers, and country. The author's perspective is one of a love for American manufacturing and those once-robust cities such as Detroit, Toledo, Pittsburgh, Akron, and so many others, that drove forward the American economy.
Category: Business & Economics

Transaction Man

Author : Nicholas Lemann
ISBN : 0374277885
Genre : Political Science
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Over the last generation, the United States has undergone seismic changes. Stable institutions have given way to frictionless transactions, which are celebrated no matter what collateral damage they generate. The concentration of great wealth has coincided with the fraying of social ties and the rise of inequality. How did all this come about? In Transaction Man, Nicholas Lemann explains the United States’—and the world’s—great transformation by examining three remarkable individuals who epitomized and helped create their eras. Adolf Berle, Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s chief theorist of the economy, imagined a society dominated by large corporations, which a newly powerful federal government had forced to become benign and stable institutions, contributing to the public good by offering stable employment and generous pensions. By the 1970s, the corporations’ large stockholders grew restive under this regime, and their chief theoretician, Harvard Business School’s Michael Jensen, insisted that firms should maximize shareholder value, whatever the consequences. Today, Silicon Valley titans such as the LinkedIn cofounder and venture capitalist Reid Hoffman hope “networks” can reknit our social fabric. Lemann interweaves these fresh and vivid profiles with a history of the Morgan Stanley investment bank from the 1930s through the financial crisis of 2008, while also tracking the rise and fall of a working-class Chicago neighborhood and the family-run car dealerships at its heart. Incisive and sweeping, Transaction Man is the definitive account of the reengineering of America—with enormous consequences for all of us.
Category: Political Science

The Pursuit Of The American Dream

Author : Jonathan A. Marcellus
ISBN : 9781465385307
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This book is a story about my life which is based on the dreams of being great and successful as a young boy who afterwards came to the United States of America to pursue my dream. Upon reaching the land of the United Stated of America, the perspective of the dream was therefore changed to the American dream and I started following the American dream and halted from pursuing it for a few years to say the least. While I was on a hiatus from pursuing the dream, I felt that a major part of my life was missing because I did not fulfill the dream. Henceforth, I eventually restarted to follow the big American dream that I once had, but this time with enormous hope and stronger faith. I endured several predicaments and obstacles during my efforts to taste the American dream. But with faith, my belief in Americas exceptionalism, perseverance, hard work, diligence, efforts, prayers, and self determination, I eventually succeeded even after I failed several times in those endeavors because of hope, faith, and the mind set that I have to make it regardless of what the obstacles could be. I made it through although it is only the beginning of the attainment of my dream. The theme of the story is to convince readers that faith, perseverance, efforts, determination and dedication and passion were the key constituents to my success of attaining the American dream and it is therefore possible for anyone to achieve any dream as long as they are willing to use and apply faith, hope, diligence, hard work, efforts, and perseverance.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Secret American Dream The Creation Of A New World Order With The Power To Abolish War Poverty And Disease

Author : Nicholas Hagger
ISBN : 9781780282121
Genre : Social Science
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Until the present time there have been seven stages of United States expansionism - from the Federal unification of the original states to the 'New World Order' planned by US-led commercial elites before and after 1989. Extrapolating both from the author's distinctive reading of history and the evidence of President Obama's own speeches and actions, The Secret American Dream proposes that the US now faces a new, eighth, phase of expansion. In this, the traditional 'American Dream' of peace, social order and prosperity would be extended to all humankind. This ambitious plan - little known and understood outside President Obama's inner circle - would involve the creation of a benevolent World State initiated, but not dominated, by the United States. The Secret American Dream suggests that the first step in establishing the World State - a supranational authority with legal powers to abolish war and nuclear weapons - would be a visit by the US President to the UN General Assembly requesting a World Constitutional Convention. Under the President's proposals, the existing UN General Assembly would become an elected, 850-seat lower house, alongside a new World Senate and an executive called the World Commission. A senatorial World Openness Committee would control the world's commercial elites and harness their positive skills and energies. Founded on altruistic and philanthropic principles, the World State would bring global peace, disarmament and the opportunity of prosperity to every individual on Earth. The abolition of war and nuclear stockpiles would remove the threat of nuclear war and the possibility of ex-Soviet nuclear weapons falling into terrorist hands. It would also create a 'peace dividend' of nearly US$1.5 trillion per year, which could be spent on eliminating world poverty, disease and famine; on guaranteeing financial instability and a minimum income for all; and on solving energy and environmental problems. Initiatives by President Obama in a range of areas, such as his recent nuclear disarmament deal with Russia, show that he is already taking steps to implement this 'secret' American Dream.
Category: Social Science

World War Ii And The American Dream

Author : Margaret Crawford
ISBN : 0262510839
Genre : Architecture
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The complex architectural legacy of this most notable period in our nation's history is discussed from a different perspective by each contributor.
Category: Architecture

American Dreams

Author : Janet Dailey
ISBN : 9781497611986
Genre : Fiction
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A stirring story of love and passion on the Trail of Tears from New York Times–bestselling author Janet Dailey, America’s first lady of romance. Temple Gordon’s family is one of the oldest, and proudest, to call Cherokee country home. Although their house may look like a southern plantation, the blood in their veins and the land beneath their feet is Cherokee. Nothing will change that—or so they believe. When President Andrew Jackson begins agitating to push the Indian tribe west, Temple’s family prepares to fight to keep their homes. But when her heart is tempted by the fiery Cherokee known as “The Blade,” who believes removal is inevitable, Temple feels passion stirring on the eve of one of the greatest tragedies in American history. Previously published as The Proud and the Free, American Dreams is a stirring historical novel from one of the greatest names in romance.
Category: Fiction

War And Death Of The American Dream

Author : Robert Thomas Raming
ISBN : IND:30000100579352
Genre : Political Science
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Author Robert Thomas Raming says the two-party system in America is dysfunctional. It has degenerated into a group of career politicians who have become corrupted by and addicted to the power of their office. The U.S. government, once a beacon of light for liberty and justice, has embarked on a course of war and inflation that threatens to destroy the American dream forever. A small and secret group of power brokers is intent on destroying the Constitutional liberties that Americans cherish. These power brokers hide among Americans in plain sight, using deception and propaganda techniques first employed by Lenin and Trotsky. These global elite will stop at nothing to increase their power. This book is dedicated to stopping this dark force from destroying America.
Category: Political Science

The American Dream And The National Game

Author : Leverett T. Smith, Jr.
ISBN : 0879728671
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This engaging study examines sports as both a symbol of American culture and a formative force that shapes American values. Leverett T. Smith Jr. uses "high" culture, in the form of literature and criticism, to analyze the popular culture of baseball and professional football. He explores the history of baseball through three important events: the fixing of the 1919 World Series, the appointment of Judge Landis as commissioner of baseball with dictatorial powers, and the emergence of Babe Ruth as the "new" kind of ball player. He also looks at literary works dealing with leisure and sports, including those of Thoreau, Twain, Frost, Lardner, and Hemingway. Finally he documents the emergence of professional football as the national game through the history and writings of former Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi, who emerges as both a critic of the business-oriented society and a canny businessman and manager of men himself. First paperback edition
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Price Of An American Dream

Author : Domingos Jardo Muekalia
ISBN : 9781493161515
Genre : Fiction
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Juan Ramirez, a native of Mexico, embarked on an exhilarating adventure into the US through secret underground tunnels in pursuit of the American dream. When he made it to San Antonio, Juan moved on to Orlando, where he fell in love with a young lady from Puerto Rico. Together they built a successful life during the construction boom of the late 90s. When the 2007 recession came, it hit the housing market hard and Juans world tumbled. Frustration and despair led those around him to seek comfort in the fleeting passion of forbidden love. In the hurricane of that forbidden love Juan lost his life trying to preserve his family and his American dream.
Category: Fiction

The Making Of The American Dream Vol 2

Author : Lewis E. Kaplan
ISBN : 9780875866963
Genre : History
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Any history that touts itself as unconventional is bound to raise some hackles when it challenges traditional interpretations of our nation?s past. Yet history is continually under revision. This 2-volume work, covering America's first 300 years, differs from others in seeking to debunk numerous flattering and conventionally accepted myths.℗¡Reading between the lines of what we've all been taught as US history, the author probes a little deeper into what perhaps was never denied ? but was never spelled out, either. Some inconvenient questions emerge. Was lust for land the driving force behind e.
Category: History

The Dead American Dream

Author : Phyllis Hardin
ISBN : 9781644245286
Genre : Law
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Master Sergeant William Cornett (United States Air Force) became yet another countless victim of the Department of Defense (DoD) noncombat health care system in the fall of 2013. His death was the direct result of unqualified people practicing medicine. Upon entering his provider's names through the National Provider Identifier (NPI) registry, it was noticed the individuals that signed their credentials as doctors were actually licensed as a student and a general practice dentist.
Category: Law

The Great Risk Shift

Author : Jacob S. Hacker
ISBN : 9780190844165
Genre : Political Science
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On the eve of the financial crisis, Jacob S. Hacker wrote "the policy book of the year" (E.J. Dionne, Jr., Washington Post), demonstrating and explaining the hidden story of growing economic insecurity. In this fully revised and updated second edition, he brings his powerful exposé of "The Great Risk Shift" up to date with startling new evidence and compelling new ideas. Hacker shows that the safety net was unraveling long before the late-2000s, as more and more economic risk shifted from the broad shoulders of government and business onto the fragile backs of American families. Whether the problem is risky jobs brought on by corporate restructuring and the "gig economy" of contingent work, risky families created by the rising costs and instabilities of parenthood, risky retirement caused by the collapse of traditional guaranteed pensions, or risky health care fueled by skyrocketing costs and unstable coverage-Hacker shows what has changed and why, the ways in which ordinary Americans have been affected, and how we can fight back. Behind the risk shift, he contends, is the "Personal Responsibility Crusade" eagerly embraced by corporate leaders and conservative politicians who speak of an economic nirvana in which Americans are free to choose. But the result, Hacker reveals, has been very different: a harsh new world of economic insecurity in which far too many Americans are allowed to fall behind. Blending powerful human stories, big-picture analysis, and compelling ideas for reform, this remarkable volume has become a rallying point in the struggle for economic security in an increasingly uncertain world.
Category: Political Science

The Yellow Devil And The American Dream

Author : Wolfgang Pauels
ISBN : UOM:39015060774968
Genre : English language
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Totalitarian states attempt to filter political information in such a way that, in the main, the population receives exposure only to those sources, materials, and presentations that serve and reinforce the goals and ideals of the state. In eastern and southeastern Europe before 1989, the teaching of the English language proved a delicate yet critical field, since it provided a mediated introduction to the (capitalist) English-speaking world. This study examines the fashion in which EFL (English as a Foreign Language) textbooks represented the United States, in order to ascertain the East Bloc's image of the US. The selection and arrangement of topics is investigated to discuss what kind of knowledge (and judgments) the textbooks attempted to impart. Then, new EFL textbooks appearing after 1989 are examined.
Category: English language

The American Dream Of Success

Author : Lawrence Chenoweth
ISBN : STANFORD:36105036925340
Genre : Social values
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Category: Social values