Progressives claim that poor nations are that way because wealthy nations exploit them through the capitalist system. Cultural institutions, it turns out, are the most important indicators of wealth and poverty.
Relatively free trade and capital mobilization have greatly raised living standards in recent years. Yet those that call themselves globalists are less interested in trade than in unipolar political power, pushing violent, disastrous schemes.
Federal protectionism and bailouts makes it easier for US airlines to survive terrible service, such as mass cancellations or when Southwest imposed a private mask mandate and threw families off flights.