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Why the American Dream is an Orwellian Nightmare

The American Dream centres on a culture of consumption

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In the land of opportunity, anyone can go from having nothing to everything. That idea — that legend — lies at the heart of the American dream. All it requires is some grit, determination, and hard work, and you can make it. Those who succeed in living the dream become rich beyond their…




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Paul Abela, MSc

Paul Abela, MSc

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