Chasing The American Dream Analysis

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Although the American Dream is still achievable, people’s pathway to success is blocked by the equality of opportunity. For example, people have difficulty finding full-time jobs because there are companies who creating more part-time jobs than the full-time jobs. In Rank’s book, Chasing the American Dream, Edgar Williams describes his past working experience in Sam’s Club (which is also owned and operated by Walmart), “What they’re trying to do is kill all full-time work like Walmart did and make it part-time so they don’t have to pay benefits. So that’s their goal” (qtd in Rank et al. 71). This shows that the rate of long-term of unemployment is rising in the country. Although people have the skills and qualifications to work in the position,

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