The American Dream: A Thing of the Past?

The American Dream: A Thing of the Past?

Original air date: November 25, 2023

The American Dream: A Thing of the Past?

BY: Dr. Elaina George, Host & Contributing Health Editor
PUBLISHED: November 25, 2023

Saving the American Dream from Wall Street

James Gorrie writer, author, and filmmaker joins Dr. George to discuss how Wall Street has worked to destroy the American Dream and how we can retrieve it. 

About James Gorrie

The American Dream: A Thing of the Past?

James Gorrie writes professionally on a variety of topics, such as fintech and cybersecurity. On his website, The Banana Republican, he covers a wider range of topics like current events, China – a topic all itself, the economy and everything pertaining to it, and the things that enrich our lives – the big ideas in: science, technology, religion, culture – from film to books to ideas that shape our world.


  • James writes for The Epoch Times as an authority on China, current affairs and economic topics
  • He is also a filmmaker, writing and directing the award-winning feature film, The Indian. This film was a festival favorite in the U.S. and Europe. The Indian was also a selection for Hidden Gems and Heartland Films, in recognition of values and quality in independent film, and is now available on DVD at
  • Author of “The China Crisis” (Wiley, 2013), James’ work has appeared in Zero HedgeRealClearPolitics, MSN, etc.
  • Interviewed by NewsMax TV, City A.M. (London), RealClear Politics, MSN Money, Seeking Alpha and others
  • Former Registered Investment Advisor & Financial Seminar Speaker

In a former life, James was a PhD Candidate, Int’l Relations, Comparative Politics (Int’l Political Economy, Asia-Pacific Region (China); BA Economics, Minors in French & Spanish UC Santa Barbara.

And, sadly, he’s an as-of-yet-unpublished novelist!!!

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Dr. Elaina George is a Board Certified Otolaryngologist. She graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Biology, received her Master’s degree in Medical Microbiology from Long Island University, and received her medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York.