Washington Discovers the Middle Class

Main St. Agenda by from Bloomberg View, January 12, 2015

Toward the end of the 2008 presidential campaign, the statistician and political analyst Nate Silver made an astute remark: “Far more than being a ‘center-right’ country, this is a middle class country, and a candidate who fails to speak to the concerns of the middle class does so at his own peril.”

Unless blinded by ideology, politicians in both parties usually act on that insight. And right now they’re increasingly casting off their blinders.

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