Spreading the Dream: The American Dream in the United s’ National Philosophy
It is a collection of principles in which free will includes the chance for being successful and prosperous. The American Dream also entails social mobility attained through working hard. In 1931, James Truslow Adams described the American Dream as a life that is fuller, richer and better for all people and which provides an opportunity for all with regard to achievement or ability despite circumstances of birth or social class. The American Dream is entrenched in the United States Declaration of Independence. It declares that all people are equal, and the creator has given them absolute privileges, including the pursuit of happiness, liberty, and life.
Chapter 4 sees the author attempting to create a difference between new franchisees and old franchisees. The American Dream seemed to be realized in the olden days than in the current days. Schlosser appears to support the past days as the lucrative period of franchising. During this time, an ordinary man could make extreme profits. Chapter 6 sees Schlosser describe the infringement of machinery on the land. This violates the American dream notion of equality. Chapter 10 sees Schlosser placing America in a universal context and drawing attention to the consumer’s roles. The American Dream is fully realized in this context because fast food is one of America’s key exports (Schlosser 42). Schlosser’s arguments and research indicate the American Dream is not attained by players in the fast-food sector. Profit-driven managers are responsible for the collapse of other businesses, for example, packers union and meat cutting and fall of urban meat packers.
Schlosser, E. Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American meal. Massachusetts: Mariner Books, 2012. Print.