How We Lose Our Economic Rights in Crisis

For many Americans, the economy can seem like something that only rich people and Wall Street brokers really need to worry about. But the economy isn’t about stocks and bonds and hedge funds, the economy is about people creating things, helping each other and trading goods and services in order to get by. When you stop that, you don’t just hurt corporations and tycoons, you hurt everyone who needs a job and a paycheck to live. With the record unemployment rates we’re seeing during the COVID-19 pandemic, the shutdown could have a direct cost on American lives. This is why economic liberty matters. The ability to work and trade is what improves our standard of living, and yet, in a crisis, we’re all too eager to throw that liberty out the window.

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Sam Martin

Sam Martin is the Creative Director at Free the People.

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