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“The truth is that the American Dream was built on an assumption that everyone has an opportunity to achieve whatever they want,” author David Cay Johnston writes.
“That’s not a lie, but it’s a lie that people tell themselves.”
Johnston points to a report released by the Federal Reserve on Wednesday that said, “the economy continues to show signs of recovery.”
The report was released as part of a series on the economy and unemployment, which also examined the jobless rate and the unemployment rate for people who have not given up looking for work.
According to Johnston, it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that if you’re not doing something, it doesn’t matter if you are.
“But the truth is,” he says, “a lot of the work we do is about making sure that we’re doing it for people and for families.”
Johnston cites the example of the United States Postal Service, which has become one of the most powerful employers in the world thanks to the massive growth in the number of Americans who receive mail, the ability of the USPS to deliver parcels to people at home, and the success of the mail-handling and packaging industries.
The USPS, Johnston notes, has made huge profits, but because the nation has a relatively small mail service, it has not seen the same level of growth in revenue.
Johnston points out that the USPS also has a huge impact on the environment because it has to pay workers more, even though it is a private enterprise.
“We’re a big consumer of goods and services that are produced by other countries, and it’s our responsibility to be responsible stewards of that resource,” Johnston writes in his article.
“So if you want to help us out, it helps to think about how to be an efficient, ethical and responsible business.”
Johnston goes on to cite the impact that the Internet has had on business, saying that companies like eBay and Facebook have changed the way people think about the business of commerce.
“A lot of us have grown up in a world where people think of commerce in terms of what we do for the government, or the banks, or other companies,” Johnston says.
“Now, people are looking at businesses in terms that are built on ethical, social, and environmental stewardship.”
Johnston says that it’s important to remember that businesses aren’t just about profits, and that it isn’t all about the money.
“If you want a job, it isn-t just about the price you pay for the product,” Johnston explains.
“It’s about what kind of work you want, and how you want it done.”
He notes that businesses can still do things like build houses, which are made in-house, and even help people find jobs.
“Some businesses may offer a job but still provide a service that is beneficial to society,” Johnston notes.
“This is a wonderful example of a service industry that is not just a profit-making industry, but a social good.”