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29

Oct

The Gini coefficient runs on a scale from zero to one, with zero indicating total equality and one indicating total inequality (that is, one person has all the income and everyone else has nothing). Based on data from 2005, the last year for which comparable data are publicly available, the United States had one of the highest levels of income inequality among OECD nations.

The Gini coefficient runs on a scale from zero to one, with zero indicating total equality and one indicating total inequality (that is, one person has all the income and everyone else has nothing). Based on data from 2005, the last year for which comparable data are publicly available, the United States had one of the highest levels of income inequality among OECD nations.

22

Oct

Median family income and total wages as a percentage of GDP are down significantly.

Median family income and total wages as a percentage of GDP are down significantly.

abaldwin360:

There were fewer jobs and they paid less last year, except at the very  top where, the number of people making more than $1 million increased by  20 percent over 2009.
[First look at US pay data, it’s awful]

abaldwin360:

There were fewer jobs and they paid less last year, except at the very top where, the number of people making more than $1 million increased by 20 percent over 2009.

[First look at US pay data, it’s awful]

15

Oct

Overworked America: 12 Charts That Will Make Your Blood Boil | Mother Jones

11

Oct

eddyizm:

(via Daily Kos: Washington Post/Bloomberg poll: Even GOP majorities say tax rich, protect Social Security, Medicare)

24

Jun

aliceandlife:

Oh, hello global financial crisis. I didn’t see you there behind all billions I was busy making.

aliceandlife:

Oh, hello global financial crisis. I didn’t see you there behind all billions I was busy making.

08

Jun

gonzodave:

Center for Budget and Policy Priorities
http://www.cbpp.org/cms/index.cfm?fa=view&id=3235
http://www.cbpp.org/cms/index.cfm?fa=view&id=3220

Inflation-adjusted average hourly pay has risen almost 30 percent since 1985 in Germany, the kind of gains American   workers have not enjoyed since the ’50s and ’60s. In this country,   hourly pay has risen a scant 6 percent since 1985.
http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/07/the-job-market-germany-vs-the-u-s/

gonzodave:

Center for Budget and Policy Priorities

Inflation-adjusted average hourly pay has risen almost 30 percent since 1985 in Germany, the kind of gains American workers have not enjoyed since the ’50s and ’60s. In this country, hourly pay has risen a scant 6 percent since 1985.

http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/07/the-job-market-germany-vs-the-u-s/

07

Jun

babblingbrookelet:

Comparing the growth of US family incomes.

babblingbrookelet:

Comparing the growth of US family incomes.

06

Jun

azspot:

Wealth and Income Inequalities are Markers of Oligarchy

17

Mar

See data set here.

See data set here.