The math on income inequality: Average annual income of the top 1% is $1,153,293 while that of the bottom 99% is $45,567.
Part of the challenge with distorted income distributions is that it hollows out the middle class. The middle class in the United States is now a minority. We have more people making higher incomes and more people making way less and this group is growing much faster. Our economy has taken a bimodal distribution with […]
Average Salary in US: What does the average salary in the USA have to do with economic issues for a consumption based economy?
What is the average salary in the US? It is a challenge to get your hands on this data since a big portion of income figures are reported via median household income. In the US, the latest Census figures from 2008 to 2012 show that a typical household earned $53,000. Per capita income in the […]
How much do Americans earn? What is the average US income and other income figures. Fiscal cliff talks only useful in context of incomes.
With talk of the fiscal cliff taking up most of the headlines it is probably useful to look at income figures for Americans. The media rarely discusses income because it is a touchy subject. It probably would not be savvy in a marketing sense to tell viewers that their incomes have been stuck in the […]
Kabuki financial theatre – Congress net worth up 15 percent from 2004 to 2010 while the average American sees their net worth decline by 8 percent in the same timeframe. Welcome to plutocrat USA.
We truly have the best government money can buy. From 2004 to 2010 members of Congress increased their median net worth by 15 percent while the average American saw it fall by 8 percent. Yet this fall in net worth does little justice to the rising cost of food, energy, healthcare, and college expenses that […]
What is the median household income in the US? A crisis spanning multiple generations and the taboo of household income.
Household income is a taboo topic even though people have a visceral enjoyment of spending their hard earned money. As we go out and spend during this holiday season many people have absolutely no clue what other family members or neighbors make. Some would argue that household income is absolutely private and I would agree […]