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Over time, the US Senate is becoming increasingly polarized based on voting records. There are many fewer bipartisan bills coming out, and only the smallest fraction of senators now fit in the “middle.”
–from The Economist
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American cities with highly segregated incomes cause significantly lower income mobility. Atlanta, New York, and DC are among the most segregated while Boston, Denver, and San Diego are among the lowest.
–from The Atlantic Cities
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In 1968, minimum wage kept a family of three above the poverty line. In 2013, it cannot keep a family of two out of poverty. The dashed prediction is based on the new proposed minimum wage law.
–The Atlantic Cities
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According to the latest Pew polling, 53% of Americans feel the US is less important and powerful than it was 10 years ago. This is 12% higher than 2009 and more than doubled compared to 2004.
–from Pew Research
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The scores for the Armed Services Qualification Test are highly correlated with income, indicating that wealth provides a set of skills that is difficult to otherwise gain during youth.
–from The Brookings Institute and The Atlantic
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With the exception of a viewership boost from the Olympics in 2012, viewership has been declining since 2011.
–from Business Insider
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The US has the highest health care costs in the OECD, but has a lower life expectancy. It’s a significant outlier.
–data from OECD
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This chart shows the decline of wage growth for most Americans, which really fell compared to the richest Americans beginning in 1998. Growth flattened starting in the 1960′s when large numbers of women starting working.
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