It can't because we have to compete with 50 cent an hour Chinese labor and other wage arbitrage countries. All the so called free trade agreements, NAFTA, CAFTA, GATT/WTO removed virtually all consumer products manufacturing plants from the USA. Consumer purchases are 70% of the economy. The total number of paychecks earned today is about the same as in 1979, despite there being a 50 million increase in population. That's what so called free traders want, that's what we get. It's just math calculations.
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