Working More, Earning Less

This great collection of charts on Mother Jones shows how the United States stacks up to the rest of the world in terms of productivity, wages, income, and vacation, and how it stacks up against itself historically.  The charts show again the ever widening rift between the top 1% and the rest of us, and the impact our service and information based economy has on the number of jobs available.

And yes, the charts remind us that the U.S. is one of only tiny number of nations that offer no paid maternity leave (our company includes Swaziland and Papua New Guinea).   Not the kind of American exceptionalism we should be striving for.

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