People are now realizing that the "American Dream" is only for an elite few. Not many people realize their American Dream. I think it was a misnomer used to make people feel better about themselves.
The concept of American Dream seems to be that you have a job, you have a wife, kids, and a house. But, how can working in an Auto factory be a "dream" of anybody. The conditions in these factories are not that great. You make close to $30,000 a year and your bosse make upwards of million dollars a year based on your hard work. What a wonderful dream?
Maybe people are understanding the REALITY of "American Dream".