It was the beginning of the end for one of our country's greatest economic engines when the Democrats proposed bringing an end to child labor for children under 15 in 1892. These days, we are focused on replacing our workload with machines, and that's all well and good, but if you take a look back into the past, you might find a better solution. If you think about it, child laborers are like little robots. Sure, they need things like food and drink, but it doesn't take much to nourish their svelte frames. You don't have to worry about repairing or replacing parts on a child, as you can always make a new one. The bottom line is if you are looking for answers to why our economy is in the tank, you can thank the children who are spending their summers at home rather than on the assembly line. Look on the bright side: at least we still have child labor in developing nations so that we can continue to have dope sneakers or smartphones at affordable prices.