How Dream Hoarding Leaves Everyone in the Dust…
Ryan Holiday introduced me to the term “dream hoarding” during Eric Weinstein’s podcast (https://podcastnotes.org/portal-with-eric-weinstein/ryan-holiday/). The core of it argues that the upper-middle class has enriched itself and harmed economic mobility. The rich get richer and keep the poor down. Yes, similar to other notions talked about in our times but I like how this notion explores how Boomers are in charge of most institutions and how since the 70s the spending power of the dollar has decreased and the so-called American dream of the white picket fence is not a reality for many people. This ties heavily into systemic racism and it’s why I chose to explore this notion within this episode. For more info, check out the book that introduced this idea (https://www.amazon.com/Dream-Hoarders-American-Leaving-Everyone/dp/081572912X) or check out this article: https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2017/06/the-hoarding-of-the-american-dream/530481/. Please be sure to comment with any thoughts or questions you may have. Or hit me up on social media @PhilSvitek. I’d love to hear from you!
RESOURCES, TOOLS & EASY ACTION STEPS REGARDING BLM MOVEMENT/POLICE REFORM:
-Color of Change: https://colorofchange.org/about/
-Police Brutality Stats: http://useofforceproject.org/#review
-Campaign Zero’s Use of Force: https://www.joincampaignzero.org/force
-DeRay Mckesson Identifies What Police Reforms Actually Work: https://crooked.com/podcast/justice-for-george-floyd/
-Black Lives Matter Website: https://blacklivesmatter.com/
-Direct Ways to Help: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/
-No More Police State (ft. Alex S. Vitale) Rumble Podcast: https://bit.ly/3fvi40e
-The answer to police violence is not ‘reform’. It’s defunding. Here’s why: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/may/31/the-answer-to-police-violence-is-not-reform-its-defunding-heres-why
-Free E-Book “End of Policing: https://www.versobooks.com/books/2426-the-end-of-policing
-New World Media, Value of Family & Why Boomers Need to Go: Ryan Holiday on The Portal with Eric Weinstein: https://podcastnotes.org/portal-with-eric-weinstein/ryan-holiday/
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