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The thing American politicians like about a free market is that it allows them to be lazy. The 2013 Congress was even dubbed “the do nothing Congress” by the media. Republicans and Democrats alike can blame economic problems on the market being “cyclical,” going through “ups and downs,” or “evening out.” There has also been a lot of finger-pointing on both sides of the aisle. This is all simply nonsense: the real problem we face is a lack of leadership–a lack of planning.
“Free trade” agreements may not be intended to cause class warfare, but they have had the effect of further enriching the wealthiest in our country while driving many previously middle class citizens into subsistence-level service jobs. These agreements weren’t put into place by an outcry from a public begging for more trade, and they certainly haven’t been maintained because of it.