This cartoon explains how the rich got rich and the poor got poor | Vox | 2016 Something massive and important has happened in the United States over the past 50 years: Economic wealth has become increasingly concentrated among a small group of ultra-wealthy Americans.
Goodbye Middle Class: 51 Percent Of All American Workers Make Less Than 30,000 Dollars A Year | Washington’s Blog | October 2015 38 percent of all American workers made less than $20,000 last year. 51 percent of all American workers made less than $30,000 last year. 62 percent of all American workers made less than $40,000 last year. 71 percent
The Walmart Heirs Are Worth More Than Everyone in Your City Combined | Mother Jones | October 2014 Back in the ‘80s, their wealth was the equivalent of a small town. Now it’s a major metropolis. In 1983, the Walton family’s net worth was $2.15 billion, equivalent to the net worth of 61,992 average American families, about the population of
Professors on food stamps: The shocking true story of academia in 2014 | Salon | September 2014 “Over three quarters of college professors are adjunct. Legally, adjunct positions are part-time, at-will employment. Universities pay adjunct professors by the course, anywhere between $1,000 to $5,000. So if a professor teaches three courses in both the fall and spring semesters at a