Another apt title for this post would be "why I'm a liberal."
The above chart has, for several months now, floated around the internet and irritated me like no other graphic I can remember. Partially it is because it is so obviously true, and partially because I know the truth of it is as inescapable as gravity.
The Three Rules of Modern American Economics
Rule 1: Rich get richer. Everyone else gets stagnant.
Rule 2: Repeat Rule 1.
Rule 3: Pretend Rule 1 isn't true.
I think this is pretty cynical of me, but I also think it's absolutely true.