Stagnate Median Income
from Issues 2016


Median Income Grew by Only 5.9% over 50 years
Two Big Drops Negated Gains


Politicians and Media Like This Quick But Low Growth Estimate. Using the CPI to deflate current earnings under estimates wage growth. Since 1965 Fringe Benefits and Household Composition Have Affected Income growth. Measuring Middle Class Wellbeing Requires Adjustments for Appropriate Inflation Measure, Fringe Benefits and Household Type.  See U.S. Economic Normality 1945-2015 and Economic Wellbeing


BUT Proper Statistics Paints a Different Picture

Source What’s Up with Wage Growth? from the FED




Our Wealth Creation Lead Over Japan/Germany Increased



Why We're Winning

Note how US and Germany Adjusted Wages and Benefits to Benefit Growth.
Comparing Each Countries Worker Social Safety Net Would Be Interesting.


Improvement Has Begun

Questions to be Answered
How much of our increased production can be redistributed
without causing slower European level growth?

Would a European level safety net risk less production, less full-time employment?

Should thought be given to cost effectiveness where government uses the most production:
 education, military, social security/health care?

Should we adopt the Laboratories of Democracy concept of
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis and allow states to experiment
with their own Education Manifesto
    Return to Election Issues 2016      7/23/16






So Who Got the Money?