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Trump has turned the government against the middle class
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Trump has turned the government against the middle class

Author Sam Berger argues that under the Trump administration, the economic rules governing markets have been rewritten to enrich wealthy donors and politicians at the expense of working- and middle-class families.

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  • Sam Berger

Markets are shaped by choices. Not just the choices of sellers and buyers, but the choices of political leaders too, who shape the rules that govern how markets operate.

Markets only work if government sets the rules of the road, establishing property rights, providing consumer-safety protections, protecting workers, and much more. The critical question is who writes those rules and who benefits from them.

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Sam Berger

Vice President, Democracy and Government Reform