Vox has a longstanding policy of censoring anyone smarter than he is.
Roughly, I said,
The price of overregulation, you mean. Shockingly, when something like half a firm's cost per employee is regulatory overhead, they can't compete with non-nanny-state workers. Similarly, if USG jacked oil taxes to 100% while still allowing in foreign oil, domestic oil production would go down. A bit.
Regulation is growing faster than the market can adapt. Tariffs would actually make it worse. These firms are becoming unprofitable; the jobs are going away regardless. The only question is whether Americans, with their new, lower wages, will still be able to afford the products at all.To fix this means hunting down the responsible party and neutralizing them. Problem: Original Sin is to blame.
If USG jacked taxes on domestic oil to 100%, the oil lobby would scream, and they would reverse course in under a week. Regular labour is getting jacked because they don't have an interest group. Dumbasses.
If USG rammed the oil tax through anyway, then Americans would use foreign oil at slightly higher-than-present prices. If USG applied an equalizing tariff, then nobody would be able to afford to drive to work anymore; cars per se would go out of style. Equalizing tariffs on labour would have a similar effect, albeit less drastic. Sound familiar? Maybe you've heard it called 'stagnation'?
But wait, if labour did have an interest group, they would agitate for protectionism. The metaphorical car would go out of style. Voters are just too stupid to protect themselves. Notably elites would just cheat and route around the protectionism, so voters would only be screwing themselves.
A funny thing about SJW is their claims of wide-scale permanent victimhood are true, but they've misidentified the victims and the perpetrators. The victims are basically everyone with IQs lower than 125, and the perpetrators are the obvious parasite class, e.g. SJWs.
SJWs will never admit a victim can stop being a victim. This is also true. Voters can't protect themselves and nobody is genuinely interested in protecting them. The question, assuming your IQ is high enough above 125, is whether you farm them or your enemies farm them.
Don't like it? Tough. Gnon laughs.