Why do these people not understand economics?
Corporations are taking over the world
Corporations give campaign contributions so candidates run ads. They CAN'T force the public to vote for these candidates. Just because people don't use their heads when voting doesn't mean business owns government.
Third world countries are taking our jobs
It is more efficient to outsource jobs because products can be made cheaper in foreign countries. Everyone laid of can get other jobs or try to get skills that Ooga Booga doesn't have. This drives prices down and gives people incentives to gain valuable skills.
Financial markets are a fraud
Even if you can't understand something, it still may be important. Sargoy on a justice democrats stream suggested to Kulinski that company stock should be given to workers and capital should be raised by crowdfunding. In others words, the workers should be given ownership of the means of production (remember! stock is OWNING part of the company) and people should donate money to companies they support (because that is definitely a sustainable way to raise millions of dollars).
Also, financial markets are not just a form a legal gambling. Sure, they could be used that way, but their primary purpose is for raising capital and mitigating risk.
Free trade is detrimental of the working class
Does it make sense to put trade barriers between countries, yet not between individual U.S. states? Trade barriers between states in the early Union are exactly what paralyzed it. Then the barriers are abolished, the U.S. fights for global trade (threatening Japan until they opened trade), and we become a world power. But free trade is obviously horrible! How dare you suggest that poor John Smith should have to compete with Ooga Booga for shekels! Have you no heart?
Muh regulations, minimum wage, free health care, progressive taxation, excessive immigration, rich oppression!!!
The list goes on. Go read an economics book already.