Open Question: 'Temporarily Embarrassed Millionaires'
Do you agree with this statement? Please explain your answer.
"...In America, the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires."
Here is the full quote:
"John Steinbeck once said that socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires. This helps explain why American culture is so hostile to the idea of limits, why voters during the last energy shortage rejected the sweater-wearing Jimmy Carter and elected Ronald Reagan who told them it was still "morning in America." Nowhere does the myth of progress have more fervent believers."
- Ronald Wright