The American Middle Class Is No Longer the Worldβs Richest - NYTimes.com
Jared Sperli stashed this in inequality
While the wealthiest Americans are outpacing many of their global peers, a New York Times analysis shows that across the lower- and middle-income tiers, citizens of other advanced countries have received considerably larger raises over the last three decades.
After-tax middle-class incomes in Canada β substantially behind in 2000 β now appear to be higher than in the United States. The poor in much of Europe earn more than poor Americans.
I believe this is true AND I believe we are powerless to stop these trends.
I didn't leave the two-party political system. The two-party political system left me.
We've known this in our hearts and our pocketbooks for quite awhile, now the facts are rolling in to prove it :(
Right. And even knowing it there's not much we can do about it.
That's the problem with a winner take all system. The winners take all.