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Source: WSJ

Category: Bailouts, Digital Media, Employment

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6 Responses to “A Crisis That Reshaped the U.S. Economy”

  1. Petey Wheatstraw says:

    Any real/meaningful context for these charts would include the share of wealth owned by each decile of the population, over the same period of time (a percentile, or even more granular division would probably show an even more glaring redistribution to those at the very top of the income scale by keeping the top .01% in context).

    This is even more revealing that the interactive chart linked to, above (although not as fancy in its presentation):

    http://elsa.berkeley.edu/~saez/saez-UStopincomes-2012.pdf

  2. Iamthe50percent says:

    Not in the workforce but want a job equals unemployed. If you want a job, you are in the workforce despite political manipulation to make the numbers better.

    • Angryman1 says:

      I disagree. They are manipulating to make the numbers worse………..then to revise and make them look better down the road.

    • willid3 says:

      those ‘manipulations’ of the jobs number have been going on for decades. not a new thing.

  3. zell says:

    Trickle down to up flush economics.

  4. Angryman1 says:

    Yes, the ‘stagflation” era changed America forever and really in the end destroyed it with poor choices starting in the mid-late 70′s.