Are “Free Trade” & “Monopoly-Is-Okay” the Cause of Our Current Inflation?

Thom Hartmann
7 min readJan 15, 2022

America is experiencing inflation, and Republicans are saying it’s because Democrats want to help out average Americans instead of just attending to the wants and desires of billionaires and the fossil fuel industry, as we’ve been doing since 1981.

In fact, most of today’s inflation was set up by Ronald Reagan when he kicked off the turn of our government from Keynesian to neoliberal economic policies in 1981. Without his neoliberal “free trade” and “monopoly-is-okay” policies we wouldn’t be experiencing

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