In today's USA the American Dream is no longer possible. As an investor or entrepreneur, your prospects are severely limited. Unless you are related to someone in the 1%, you will not be allowed to go much above "upper middle class", and even then, you will be saddled with debt, and insecurity. The 1% has won their war on the US worker,and we are well on the way to becoming a fiefdom or oligarchy. They don't even hide it, or deny their goal anymore. They stated that this was the goal of the leaders of the Republican party, during the Romney campaign.