The lost decade, or thanks for nothing!

Census data on median income change between 2000 and 2008 by way of USA Today:

Median income 2000-8

US GDP in constant dollars per capita grew 9.7% over this period, so the country grew 10% richer and if it was distributed evenly everyone’s income would have grown roughly 10%. But not–instead most of the $$ went to a small slice of the population, and that doesn’t show up in this table.

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