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‘National conservatives’ dead wrong about middle-class Americans’ financial well-being

A weird thing is happening politically in Washington. A new wing of the GOP — national

conservatives — are adopting the declinist rhetoric of Mr. Sanders: that middle-class America has fallen behind over the last 40 years, and that all of the economic gains have gone to the richest Americans and big corporations. Except this argument that all of the gains of the last 40 years — the greatest period of wealth creation and technological advance in history — is flat-out false. This laybook would guarantee to make America poorer.

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