William Galston doesn’t think we have enough, and it’s the successful one’s fault.
[T]his [trade leaving nations generally better off] is small comfort to those who lose out, especially because the winners rarely compensate them commensurately.
Galston is operating from a blatantly false premise here.
He does have a couple of solutions to offer.
First, they [government] could significantly expand the earned-income tax credit to bolster the incomes of workers somewhat higher up the income ladder. Second, they could implement a broader program of wage subsidies that would raise the wages of lower- and middle-income earners toward a specified hourly target.
Never mind that, with a Progressive-Democratic Uncle Sugar government paying these wage fractions, employers will have no incentive to pay as high wages.
Why not just skip these middle steps, and provide a Universal Basic Income?