After watching on the videos “Land of the Free, Home of the Poor,” and “Wealth Inequality in America” I believe that the division of wealth in the United States has divided us into two separate countries, one living off the other. The truth is the classes of people from poor to middle to wealthy have been in complete disarray. The poor and the middle class have conglomerated to form one big class versus the wealthy class that makes up but 1 percent of the country. The first video brought about the point that this nation’s division of wealth is so large scale that we are being compared to other countries like China and Africa who have been known to have a class system that is not fair. The video also emphasizes how things like foreclosure and unemployment is the result and no matter if you are a college grad or working at McDonald’s, you are going to feel the same struggle just some more than others. The second video used a physical chart to emphasize the problem of wealth in a smaller scale. At the end of the day, as one of the speakers in the video said, the American dream has become unattainable for regular people like you and me. After watching these two videos I came to realize that along with myself there are hundreds of Americans out there that are still under the impression that the wealth in this country is divided somewhat equally. When in fact, socialism is dead and replaced by capitalism and by the looks of it, it doesn’t seem like it will ever be a part of our society again.
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