Saturday, March 3, 2012

Video: Does the game "LIFE" still portray the American dream?

Well, it promised you a car, a house, a family and steady paycheck until the day you retired. Since it first hit the shelves in 1960 , the game of life outlined a simple path to the American dream. Spin the wheel in one version of the game and get a college education for 2,000 bucks and maybe become a doctor and earn $50,000 a year for life or skip college and head right into the workforce earning $12,000 a year. This board game you grew up with no longer represents the America that actually exists...

If you don't go to college, there's a much lower chance that you'll get a good job and you'll make a lot less money now compared to a college graduate than you used to. There are two big parts of a family budget today that are totally going up. One is health insurance and the other is the cost of gasoline and neither are reflected in the game at all and you can move your minivan across the board without worrying about what it costs to fill at the pump.

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