Wage stagnation, inequality and the 2016 election


(Photo: Tish Wells/MCT) Because it’s not even 2016 yet, there’s far more comparison among the presidential candidates in the two major parties than there is between the two parties themselves, and what they’re offering.

But a new study from the Economic Policy Institute — an admittedly left-leaning but tenaciously exact think tank in Washington — reminds of the clarion differences that exist in the way Democrats and Republicans see economic growth and, increasingly, the need to address a widening inequality among earners.

And here’s a little preview of where this winds up: There isn’t a single GOP candidate whose plans directly […]