More fair and more safe?
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Quite ironic. The solutions which were created to fight the war on poverty ended up causing more problems than they solved. Since the 1960's, America has passed tax after tax, law after law, regulation after regulation, all in effort to increase safety and fairness. And though we are somewhat safer, few would say things are more fair. If you want to know why middle class jobs have left America, and gone overseas, here are two reasons, a tax code, which in 2016 was 74,608 pages long, and a federal code of rules and regulations which has grown by more than 60,000 pages per year for more than 20 years. Today in America it takes at least one decade to open a new factory, and existing factories face increasing regulation every year. If an automaker wants to create a new car model, it also takes a decade, and costs upwards of $1 billion. Since the post-war years, when federal regulations exploded, how many new car companies have been created in America? How many airplane companies? How many motorcycle companies? How many bicycle companies? The sad fact is that we have far fewer of any of these than we did 50 or 60 years ago. When it is extremely difficult and expensive to manufacture things in America, and virtually impossible to expand or create factories, how in the hell are we supposed to end up with more jobs, higher wages, and less inequality?