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b&b33 The Myth of the American Dream

In Part 2 of why we believed the $72mm lie that Mohammed Islam told NY Magazine (that he made all this money investing in the stock market), we explore why we WANTED to believe his story.

America and the American Dream is built on the idea of “rags to riches” narratives, being able to come from nothing, pulling yourself up from your bootstraps, and building wealth and a legacy. But in today’s America, with the rich/poor gap growing fast and the middle class shrinking just as quickly, is this a reality for most Americans?