There is such a thing as history.
In the 40s and 50s and 60s a working man did get along in America. You did not need to do three jobs to feed your family.
Why it is not possible any more?
Even before the Second World War ended, progressive policies, ironically based upon the American model, ensued in short time in places like Guatemala. The CIA, however, had the successful bourgeois-progressive (read: non-Marxist) politicians murdered throughout the western hemisphere of the third world, later also in Indochina. Such people were conveniently labelled as Communists. Graham Greene was the first person to write about the new American policy. Greene was not a Communist. He was a bourgeois-progressive Catholic.
Meanwhile a petty clausule prevented the CIA to murder politicians at home. The job of the FBI was to take care the clausule was followed to the letter. It was not. What did the FBI do when they found the trangression?
There was no such dichotomy of power in Chile.
Pinochet invited Milton Friedman to come by.
Milton was so happy. Finally there was a man who understood monetarism.