I think I live the American dream, I do work for other people in the sense that I am self-employed. Every business serves people soon be truly independent I suppose you have to be some kind of harvester of natural resources and even then you'd be working for the earth.
When people go to extremes to describe political and economic ideology it tends to create separation in people and groups that could be avoided by just excepting some more moderate principles. Demanding the absolute adherence to strict standards of economic policy would negate the fact that almost no family life is absolute.
Our concepts of what free markets and free market enterprise is will continue to add and flow as our market experiences ups and downs and bubble bursts. I think as long as we stick to our ideals of rowdy in what is good business and we will be able to succeed into the future as an economically viable society.