The following beautiful multiple part graph is about
1. Extraordinary productivity growth
2. lopsided personal income gains, increasingly, by the higher and higher income gainers
3. families committing two person earners more and more, more from the point of view of inability to live with in the means of single earners (inferred from the line of insight of the authors)
4. and yet the debt is becoming unsustainable
My Note: Number 3 does not take into consideration the relevance and importance of women participating in labor market, on their own or as part of natural growth, for personal fulfillment and societal growth.
This is courtesy of NY Times. Read the full story here, “The State of Working America”: http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/2011/09/04/opinion/04reich-graphic.html?ref=sunday