Lets see what everyone thinks we need to fix first. Watching what is going on around me, I have some theories (who doesn’t).
Lets start with work place safety. This is has been escalating for the past 20 or more years to the point where the cost of everything has skyrocketed. We have OSHA, MIOSHA, (many states have a version of OSHA as well). Regulation on anything and everything that has ever been proven to cause and injury, even if specific to someone’s allergies. Unions, EPA, FDA and many many other organizations that drive the cost of everything up. So what do manufacturers, farmers, and other businesses do? they move to countries without all the regulations and labor laws. The people here want to buy their stuff cheaper.
You cant have it both ways. We are headed down a dangerous path where we will only be consumers to other countries.