Posts filed under “Wages & Income”

The End of Extreme Poverty?

Extreme poverty could be largely eradicated in 20 years

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Category: Video, Wages & Income

Are You Trying to Get Rich — Or Stay Rich?

Last week, Bloomberg caused a minor stir with their story on C/NET founder Halsey Minor (How Halsey Minor Blew Tech Fortune on Way to Bankruptcy): “How do you sell the technology company you founded for $1.8 billion and five years later file for personal bankruptcy? For Halsey Minor, it may have been a fascination with…Read More

Category: Rules, Wages & Income, Wealth Management

Income Growth This Cycle Is Unimpressive

Source:  Real Time Economics     As the chart above shows, this is not an especially impressive recovery in terms of Real Disposable Income. As we have discussed, this is not your typical post-recession recovery — it is a post credit-crisis recovery, and thats why metrics such as GDP,  Job creation, wages and even inflation…Read More

Category: Cycles, Wages & Income

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Category: Wages & Income

Wealth On A Plane

Jess Bachman

Did you know that the 400 richest people in America are wealthier than the bottom 60%? The 1%, you say? More like the 1% of the 1% of the 1% — and you can fit them all on one 747 commercial jet. This video has the details

Category: Video, Wages & Income

Average Retirement Age Up to 61 in USA

Click to enlarge ~~~ Source: Gallup   Some key data points: • The average retirement age has crept up by four years over the past two decades, from 57 in 1991 to the current 61 • The average nonretired American currently expects to retire at age 66, up from 60 in 1995. • More than half of nonretirees…Read More

Category: Data Analysis, Wages & Income

10 Figure Hedge Fund Paydays

Click to enlarge Source: DealBook     7 Figures? Forget that low rent compensation! Today, We have a 8 figure (10 Millions) paydays, 9 figure (100 Millions) paydays, and now, we have 10 figure (1 Billion plus) paydays.

Category: Hedge Funds, Wages & Income

Mega Millionaires: Property & Wealth

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Category: Digital Media, Wages & Income

Mega Millionaires: Property & Wealth

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Looking at Wages Relative to GDP

click for larger graphics Source: Visualizing Economics   Catherine Mulbrandon covers all sorts of cool data over at Visualizing Economics (Check out her wicked cool book of economic visualizations on income here). I find the big picture view of employment and wages fascinating, looking at the question, What Happened to Wages?  As the charts above…Read More

Category: Digital Media, Wages & Income