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Whatever Happened to the American Dream
     

Whatever Happened to the American Dream

by Burkett
 
The American Dream. Our founding fathers envisioned it as one of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, as well as freedom of religion, freedom from the oppression of government, and the freedom to build a better future for one's family.

Their "dream" has been replaced by one based on rampant materialism funded by excess debt and accumulation of wealth by

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The American Dream. Our founding fathers envisioned it as one of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, as well as freedom of religion, freedom from the oppression of government, and the freedom to build a better future for one's family.

Their "dream" has been replaced by one based on rampant materialism funded by excess debt and accumulation of wealth by means other than hard work and savings.

There is no doubt that our country is preoccuppied with material well-being, but lest we think that the problem is solely economic, we must look deeper. Documenting historical changes in the American Dream, Larry Burkett demonstrates clearly that the problems we face are not related exclusively to the debt and deficit. The debt, he says, is merely a symptom of a much greater issue - the deteriorating value system of our nation, a decline that began during World War I with the importation of "amoral" values from the European communities.

Government regulations, special interest groups, weakened work ethics - all have played a part in bringing us to where we are today. But it's not too late to transform the American Dream back into something worthwhile. That is why Burkett not only describes the problems we have but also shows what each of us can do to help solve those problems. Second, assuming that we don't rally together to bring about a change in "business as usual," Burkett tells you what you can do to provide for your own family once the American Dream collapses.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802471758
Publisher:
Moody Publishers
Publication date:
07/01/1993
Pages:
277
Product dimensions:
6.31(w) x 9.32(h) x 1.06(d)

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