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A few minutes ago Donald Trump released a statement concerning an issue that in his estimation has been overlooked, to the nation’s detriment, by both candidates in this year’s presidential race. “Taxes and government spending. Health care. Immigration. Financial regulation,” said Trump. They’re all the questions that have dominated the race—but what about income inequality? What about the overall standard of living in the United States, which seems inexorably to be on the decline? “For the first time since the Great Depression, median family income has fallen substantially over an entire decade,” Trump noted. This isn’t being treated as the emergency it is—and what, in the national discourse, has taken its place? “Bain capital.” An “apology tour.” Illegal immigration, even: “Whatever other problems it may cause, evidence suggests that it has not played a significant role in the income slump.”