What country do you live in, where they practice some utopian Econ 101 principles? I'd like to move there, because I currently live in a country where it's some twisted variant of that. A place where instead of paying higher wages when demand for workers goes up, they bribe (sorry, "lobby") the government into changing the rules so that low-wage workers from another country come in to do the job, then go back home where that money is worth much more.
I, on the other hand, have to deal with higher costs of living here and there is no way to compete with that labor, short of leaving this country for that same 3rd world hell-hole. This leaves this country with a smaller tax-base as well as myself and others who leave not buying products from this country any longer. See a long term outcome here as this happens to more and more people?
And if I manage to find some way to get cheap products from abroad rather than buying them here, companies are screaming bloody murder that they're being cheated and that the government has to do something about it. Check out the recent case with the guy reselling textbooks. I'm frankly shocked that the courts ruled the right way on that one. I'm sure companies are working hard on closing that loophole. They already did it with movies and games using region protection.
The game is rigged against the middle class right now. Governments want more taxes from you, companies want more money for all of their products, banks and govt's devaluing what money you get via inflation, and employers looking to reduce what you earn. No wonder there's so many scammers out there looking for a get rich quick scheme. The classic means of earning are all being squashed.