The country is going to hell and laissez-faire capitalism is to blame.
“Families are being crushed by markets,” says Fox News personality Tucker Carlson. “The American worker is in crisis,” says Republican consultant Oren Cass. “The opioid epidemic, in particular, has ravaged whole communities,” says Hillbilly Elegy author J.D. Vance.
One thing is for sure: People are angry. “Voters around the world are revolting against leaders who won’t improve their lives,” as Carlson put it in his now-famous January 2 monologue. It’s hard not to be filled with righteous fury at America’s elites—after all, we’re getting screwed. Aren’t we?