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My Latest Column: Is Romney the Candidate of the Top 1% — or Is President Obama?

Should the federal government focus on offering means-tested aid to various groups of Americans — families who are meeting their payments on underwater mortgages, students with heavy debt burdens, subsidized loans to firms investing in economically depressed swing states — or should it focus on creating the conditions for wage and income growth? Some will object to this as polemical framing, but I think it helps draw out important contrasts that could define the presidential election this fall. And that’s the subject of my latest column for The Daily.

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