Posts filed under “Wages & Income”

Income Gap Continues to Widen

To regular readers of TBP, this is very old news – but the significant play it has gotten recently is not.

We started discussing this in 2005 — see The Disconnect and Economic Classes. I called it The Middle Class Squeeze; Dan Gross termed it the Cramdown. See also Middle Class Squeeze Continues and The Bifurcated Economy   

But the phenomena is very real, and it is  likely to continue as a factor imapcting sentiment as well as retail sales. 
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Source:
Income Gap Is Widening, Data Shows
DAVID CAY JOHNSTON
NYTimes, March 29, 2007
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/29/business/29tax.html

Category: Economy, Psychology, Wages & Income

Wage Surge?

Category: Economy, Employment, Wages & Income

NFP: Watch the Comp

Category: Economy, Employment, Federal Reserve, Wages & Income

Zero Sum Game (ZSG)

Category: Data Analysis, Economy, Taxes and Policy, Wages & Income

NFP: much ado about very little

Category: Employment, Federal Reserve, Real Estate, Wages & Income

GDP Up, Wages Stagnant

Category: Consumer Spending, Economy, Wages & Income

Compare and Contrast: Millionaires versus 18 – 40 Demographic

Category: Economy, Psychology, Retail, Wages & Income

GDP versus Wages

Category: Economy, Politics, Wages & Income

Anticipating Consumer Slow Downs

Category: Consumer Spending, Investing, Wages & Income