Originally Posted by GoldenBear
One would be wise not to over generalize. Hard work does not guarantee wealth, and not everyone has the opportunity to become wealthy. In fact, for most in the U.S., except a very small percentage at the very top, economic success has become more difficult to achieve over the last four decades than it was in the quarter century immediately following WWII.
Compared to the majority of the world it does. Most people have nothing. The laziest people in the U.S. have cell phones.