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.


One response to “The (sad) Story of US

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