Trade Deficit Creates Subsidies

The fact people earning 10$/hour can afford many t-shirts means the low cost labor in Bangladesh - which means they make less than our working poor - makes our working poor wealthier than the Bangladeshi workers. Yet buying from Bangladesh increases our national trade deficit for which money is borrowed from the wealthy. This money borrowed from the wealthy to finance the t-shirts creates a subsidy lowering the retail price of the t-shirts.

Economics works in strange ways.