Is the American Dream Over?

The U.S. has always had a vision of success to sustain it; but does global capitalism lead to the loss of our dream?
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June 10, 2011 - PRLog -- A home in the suburbs with a white picket fence: is this the quintessential American Dream? Not necessarily, as the elements of that dream have varied widely throughout our country’s history.

How that dream has evolved is the question that Bob Skandalaris and Amber Clark explore in their latest book, The Evolution of the American Dream. From the dream of land and a new start in the colonial era, to the dream of political and religious freedom during the Revolutionary War, to the dream of living a life of self-reliance on the frontier or amassing a vast fortune as a captain of industry in the nineteenth century, the American Dream is constantly in flux.

And now the American Dream may be over. In an era of global capitalism, the American Dream has now become the Chinese Dream, the Indian Dream, and the World Dream. People across the globe are not only taking “our” jobs, but also appropriating the dream itself—and the question is, what will that do to the American Dream for Americans? Will it force us to reinvent and redefine the dream once more, as we have done so often in the past? Or will the American Dream disappear from our shores entirely? Is there still an authentic, achievable version of the American Dream today?

About the authors: Bob Skandalaris is a serial entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist who has launched numerous companies including Quantum Ventures of Michigan, which specializes in the acquisition and development of middle-market firms. Bob also helped to establish the Skandalaris Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at Washington University in St. Louis, and is the author of several books including The Evolution of the American Dream.

Amber Clark is the Managing Editor of Entrepreneurial America and an expert on women in entrepreneurship. A former reporter for Heritage Newspapers and guest blogger for Business Week Online, she has an MBA from Michigan State University and is a published author whose books include The Evolution of the American Dream and The Entrepreneur’s Game.

Learn more at: http://www.entrepreneurial-america.com.




Title: The Evolution of the American Dream: How the Promise of Equal Opportunity Became a Quest for Equal Results
Authors: Bob Skandalaris and Amber Clark
Genre: Nonfiction/History/Business
ISBN: 978-0977174331 (hardcover)
979-1461131953 (paperback)
978-0977174348 (kindle)
Publication Date: February 2011
Pages: 304
Price: $29.95 hardcover, $14.99 paperback
Publisher: Pembrook Publishing

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