@duster92, We don’t get upset by Canada because they have strict environmental rules, high levels of education, similar tax structures and freedoms, and health care for everyone — in short, they are on a much more level playing field than Mexico. The Canadian government does not shoot or jail strikers or union organizers, and they don’t dump toxic waste into the middle of a village. As for the Great Depression, there were many factors, but also remember that the US had normal cycles of recessions and depressions, complete with bank failures, until FDR. He is the reason we remember the Great Depression — well, FDR and the Dust Bowl. There were horrible economic devastations in the US of similar scope, without the collapse of small farmers in the midwest, before, but thanks to FDR, when banks failed in later times, people did not lose their savings, so the real impact was far smaller; and we now had food stamps and such, too, which have a major impact. And, again, the whole Dust Bowl thing only happened once.