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bioemerl  ·  1471 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The fading American dream: Trends in absolute income mobility since 1940

    Who's we? Americans?

Yes, and the west in general at the moment.

    More people are making money all over the world today and Americans already have it much better than most in almost every way. I don't want to go back.

That's a massive excuse. People in the US should be better off today than they were yesterday, even if they were better off than everyone else. Our wealth in the US is growing just as it always has, but it is being siphoned off of us by those who are gaming our systems for their benefit.

Our gain of wealth from those who are at the top is not stealing from the Chinese. The wealth is here in the US already, it's not being taken from China. I'm not saying we move jobs here, I'm saying we change taxes and other systems that allow wealth to accumulate as it has.

We can all benefit from global trade. We should all benefit from global trade. Even if it is the wealthy and the Chinese profiting off the American people at our expense because "well, we have it good already", than we can, we should, and we will, shut it down.

Populism is on the rise for good reason.