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There is a strange phenomenon occurring in the United States. On the one hand, Americans have a long tradition of championing the entrepreneur, the underdog who strikes out alone and captures the American Dream. On the other hand, successful entrepreneurs today are facing hostile arguments that say their success makes them the bad guy.
The signifiers of success used to be simple. Own a home (or two) and a car (or two) and voilà! You've achieved the American Dream. Ownership, however, is a complicated concept for an increasing number of Americans—and not for all the reasons you might think.
Summer is quickly approaching and that means graduation and intern season all across the United States. In June, millions of current students and recent graduates will commence their intern roles in government, not-for-profit organization, corporations, and many other entities.