All Americans grow up hoping to live the American dream. Which is best described as everybody having a chance for prosperity and success. However, there has been much debate about with the increase of income inequality if the American dream is a lot less likely than it used to be. Many say that since Ronald Reagan politicians have overwhelmingly contributed to the income gap with their economic policies and although I do agree to some degree I believe that the problems go way deeper and much of the blame should also go on us as citizens.
In my opinion if you are educated and get a college degree you have a great chance to live out the American dream. The problem is that less people are graduating college and therefore there is a huge gap between the kids that get college degrees and those that dropout or don’t go at all. It is feeding the income inequality because those without a degree don’t have the necessary skills or experience to be able to get jobs that will lead to fulfilling the American dream. We need to figure out a way to get more kids through college so that the supply of human capital rises. I believe that one main issue that leads to this problem is the environment and household that kids are growing up in. We need to get parents to do everything in their power to educate their children and although there are a lot of parents that are examples of this there are also many that are lot. The environment that children grow up in affects their entire life and if they are raised thinking that they do not have a chance, then they don’t,