How Can We Resurrect the American Dream? #SpoilerAlert #InsideJob #EconomicCollapseOf2008 #Money
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
December 14, 2013 5:33pm CST
This question comes to mind after a little meditation on -INSIDE JOB-, a movie narrated by 'Matt Damon' (whom I think I'll write-in for the next Presidential election) about the economic collapse of the late-'augties' ('naughties?' 'zeroies?' 'oh-ies?' `twas around `08). We basically learn that the main cause of the economic collapse was 'bad investment-advice from people who--though they SHOULD'VE known better than to give such advice--were made blind with the stupidly huge sums of money they were given.' (The movie also tells us that these gift-blinded "economists" were not PUNISHED for the bad advice they gave.) This reveals to me the FALSEHOOD of the business-maxim "Work Smarter, Not Harder." Oh, there's a kernel of truth in the maxim (as in ALL of Satan's lies)---'a little hard work (with the proper leverage)' has as much power/force/distance/production/whatevs as 'a LOT of hard work.' That's important to know, because the American Dream IS http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Dream "achieved through hard work." Granted, in early America that probably meant something like 'you MAKE the land yours by working it.' In America now, it's probably closer to the above maxim, but with more 'smart' & less 'hard' (I'm thinking, 'a comfortable retirement'). So how will we resurrect the American Dream? I ... I can't really comment here, as either I'm too far outside the system or I'm too deep within it to know that I'm deep within ... But I think I'm gonna start by changing my 'bill-description' on TrackDollar.com to make sure that other Trackers know it's a bill 'earned by hard work.' What's your suggestion for resurrecting the American Dream?