Unless This Is Addressed, There Will Be More Rapids Ahead

This graph does as much to explain the election of Donald Trump as anything I’ve seen. And unless we figure out a way to deal with this reality, we’re going to see a lot more political turmoil and social upheaval ahead.

I say “reality” and not “problem” because some people (especially the rich and powerful) don’t think it’s a problem. And that’s a problem. For unless they come to the realization a declining median family net worth isn’t a problem, nothing will be done to address it. And if it’s not addressed, the gap between the haves and have-nots will continue to widen and the pressures on societal stability will continue to build. Eventually, the pressure will find a way to relieve itself. And history tells us that’s usually not good.

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