Life Inc. – Good Graph Friday: You’re working harder, they’re making money

24 Jun

The land of the free and the home of the brave have become a money machine for the rich:

A new graphic from Mother Jones shows what many of us suspect: We’ve gotten a lot more productive in recent years, but our wages haven’t reflected that.

The richest Americans, on the other hand, appear to be doing a better job reaping the rewards of everyone’s hard work.

The graphic, which uses data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Congressional Budget Office, Census Bureau and the Economic Policy Institute, shows that productivity has risen steadily over the past three decades, while overall wages have barely changed.

Meanwhile, the nation’s wealthiest have seen their income surge.

via Life Inc. – Good Graph Friday: You’re working harder, they’re making money.

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