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  •  looking at that graph (0+ / 0-)

    it looks like there are subregular fluctuations (recessions, booms, good-bad times), superimposed on top of a "baseline". But this baseline is actually rising - steadily, all the time, since 1948. From about 5% then to just shy of 20% now. Why? What is going on there?

    •  Possibly an artifact of the starting year (1+ / 0-)
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      of the graph. 1948 was post-war boom time. If you just look at, say, 1960 onward, the upward slope is less pronounced.

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      by Code Monkey on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 02:48:47 PM PST

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