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View Diary: Median U.S. household income fell 5% between 1999 and 2009. Globalization remains the core problem (201 comments)

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  •  Would love to see a graph of the median (10+ / 0-)

    ratio of household income divided by household productivity, a measure of how well labor is doing at getting a fair share. (Answer: shitty)

    Gotta have been going down for decades, one would think, since productivity has been rising a lot faster than income.

    Or a graph of the median of household income divided by household hours worked, which is a better measure of standard of living (Answer's also gotta be pretty shitty there too, my guess is the number's been going down since about 1971)

    (For those who can't read graphs, these would be proof that no matter who was President, or which party controlled Congress, workers were taking home less of what they produced... throughout basically my entire life)

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