The (sad) Story of US

I harbor no love for The New York Times, which I consider to be arrogant, liberal, and self-satisfied. But I have to give credit where credit is due. The Old Grey lady has managed to capture the dramatic story of America's post-war economic rise and fall in these chilling graphics. I would have thought the Wall Street Journal or The Economist might have done it instead, but there you go. 

And the numbers tell us we've gotten ourselves into a real mess. Although naturally the Baby Boomers – America's spoiled children – rode the fat part of the curve in the 50's and 60's,  leaving ensuing generations to foot the bill. How typical.

Welcome to the 21st century's Lost Generation.

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One response to “The (sad) Story of US

  1. How can i we measure the growth of graph?