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The Global AuctionThe Broken Promises of Education, Jobs, and Incomes$
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Phillip Brown, Hugh Lauder, and David Ashton

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199731688

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731688.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) Chapter One Introduction
Source:
The Global Auction
Author(s):

Phillip Brown

Hugh Lauder

David Ashton

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731688.003.0008

This introductory chapter discusses the concept of the American Dream, which can no longer be kept within national borders. It first looks at the opportunity bargain, where the role of the state is limited to making opportunities for people through education. It studies the competition for jobs, as well as globalization in Asia. It also reveals that people are forced to depend on a job market that is unable to cope with the rising tide of political, individual, and social expectations. The chapter ends with a section on how America can create a new opportunity bargain.

Keywords:   American Dream, opportunity bargain, competition for jobs, globalization, job market

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