SAVING REALITY NEWS - Doesn't it seem like we're missing something? America seems to have perpetually expanding trade gaps, employment gaps, and productivity gaps. Our politicians blame this on a debt problem, an entitlement problem, and stagnant growth, but isn't there a cause for those effects? Well, of course, but we don't logically address any of those issues. We allow the extreme elements of our political parties to control the narrative, which keeps us distracted on peripheral problems. There is a science to the methods of politics and governance; however, our fringe parties treat political philosophy like a religion. Regardless of direct evidence, partisan players cling to their talking points and political faiths. Here, five seldom examined paradoxes will result in five questions that those who control our system don’t want to hear. Enjoy!
Free Trade vs. Local Production
In a country that hasn’t shut up about national security for over a decade, America sure seems willing to give up its financial security. We have given up our means of production to please the investment class. The unrelenting bombardment of the concept of “free trade”, through policy changes since Nixon, has wrecked our economy, cost us millions of jobs, and most importantly removed us from the production process, which is where innovation, investment opportunities, and profits manifest. Why did we give up on the fight to produce, and innovate, quality American made products so easily?
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