September 14, 2016

Meanwhile. . .

Suicide rates climb

A detailed map of gay marriage in America

In San Francisco you can now get a bunk bed for $1800 a month

42% of all workers earn less than $15/hour, 

The median household’s income in 2015 was $56,500, up 5.2 percent from the previous year — the largest single-year increase since record-keeping began in 1967, the Census Bureau said on Tuesday. The share of Americans living in poverty also posted the sharpest decline in decades.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Though nominally higher than the minimum wage of 1968, the $15 per hour of today actually purchases less now in relative goods and services. Had minimum actually kept apace with currency inflation, minimum wage would reside somewhere in the middle twenty dollars range.
Of greater significance would be the fall in percentage of well compensated middle class jobs---they are almost nonexistent these days. The US economy increasingly resembles that of what were once termed 'third world' nations where nearly all of the wealth and assets fell under the control of a privileged top two or three percent.
Such is the unfolding of twenty-first century neo-feudalism.
Keep the process going, vote Hillary in 2016