Most people today aren’t aware that the true intention of the American Dream
is collective wealth for the country in the form of equality, justice and democracy for all. Today we know the American Dream to be individual pursuit and achievement, primarily through consumerism. The meaning behind
the phrase has changed numerous times throughout history, and the current iteration is something the majority of Americans can never achieve.
We have already been reckoning with the collective damage of structures which have resulted in massive wealth inequality and deeply affected the economy. By 2012, these ripple effects could be seen in that the average full-time male worker received the same income
he did 30 years prior. The world of technology has changed significantly since 2012, but workers overall haven’t made any gains.