2016 Elections

The Megatrends Trump and Sanders Misunderstand

A shrinking workforce, declining productivity and fewer startups are the real issues.

What's the answer?

Photographer: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

To hear Donald Trump tell it, the biggest problems with the U.S. economy can be stopped at the border, where immigrants and cheap foreign goods threaten American livelihoods. Or to hear Bernie Sanders tell it, the source of the middle-class's affliction is a powerful Wall Street and K Street oligarchy.

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