22 January 2010
Unemployment remains at 10 percent, according to today's Bureau of Labor Statistics' news release. In light of ongoing economic troubles, Goldman Sachs is "trimming" its bonus pool to only $16.2 billion, for an average bonus of almost $500,000 per employee according to the New York Times. It is worth remembering that such extreme displays of economic inequality have not been permanent features of the U.S. economy. Rather, inequality has grown substantially over the last four decades. Watch it spread from the South across the country and intensify everywhere in the figure below.
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Posted by Deirdre Bloome at January 22, 2010 10:28 AM