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Published on Mar 1, 2013
Adam Brand gives his argument in opposition of dreaming the American dream.
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Adam Brand states that America is the richest country of all time and yet its wrapped with inequality, indiscipline and indecency.
He highlights the lack of Social Mobility within America saying the system favour white male Americans. He says that Education costs in America are incredibly high offering the best education to only the wealthiest of applicants, widening the gap between the rich and the poor.
He says that’s the freedom to bare arms and to be able to buy a gun anywhere has lead to multiple murders and massacres such as Columbine and Sandy Hook.
Filmed on Wednesday 24th January 2013
MOTION: THIS HOUSE STILL DREAMS THE AMERICAN DREAM
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Law student at University College Oxford.
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