The history of the US lends itself to the mythology that freedom has to do with “owning” property and that it is a reward for violent combat because European “immigrants and pioneers” fought the English for independence from the crown and fought and killed the Natives to steal their land and resources.
This condition was carried forward generation after generation. It is far more embedded in national cultural assumptions within the States than it is in any other place that I know of, certainly more so than in European cultures.
The intrinsically divisive and excluding nature of money and property undermines solidarity within classes and supports a tendency to believe that others’ problems are not one’s own.
Despite this, the history of unions in the states was at one time quite impressive. But these were divided and eventually largely conquered because solidarity was not recognized to the extent that national strikes became a prominent part of negotiations, as they are in France.