Fox News anchor Laura Ingraham blew-up the internet yesterday when she said:
The right doesn't want to admit that their beloved corporations are the ones doing their level best to swap them out with the cheapest labor they can find. Or preferably a machine financed with 0% poverty capital. Imagine how many business models would exist under slavery. Economists have failed us by believing that lower wages axiomatically imply higher productivity. When in the world we live in, lower wages merely mean the swapping out of a higher paid worker for a lower paid worker. The unit output is the exact same. Rinse and repeat over and over again, and the entire labor force suffers from underemployment. A surfeit of junk jobs with zero economic upside. Weeds where there once was a garden. Demand no longer equals supply, so paper it all over with astronomical amounts of debt and assiduously pretend that it's not all blowing up in our faces for the third time in a row. Good times.
The sub-title reads: "Are the Koch brothers going to be devoured by the very same radical forces that they helped spawn" In summary, the nationalist monster is off its leash. And the Koch Brothers who are champions of *free* trade (which has always been a U.S.-only fantasy), open borders, immigration, cheap labor, and corporate profit, are none too happy about it.
What both sides of the political spectrum don't want to admit, is that there is no going back to the "good old days". And there is also no going forward under the current paradigm. Both views are infantile fantasies.