Remember when you could get a pair of Chuck Taylors for $20?
Today, if you’ve got eight minutes, consider watching these two Vlogbrothers videos from Hank and John Green about the decoupling of productivity and wages.
Let’s say you wanted to combine the economic advantages of a specific state with the cost-of-living advantages of small-town life. Which small town would you choose? Well, Business Insider, in addition to releasing the fifty nifty United States economy rankings we looked at earlier today, has also put together a list of the most affordable small towns in each state.
Which state do you think has the best economy? How about the worst? Where do you think your own state falls into the ranking?
I have some potentially alarming news.
IT’S POSSIBLE THAT YOU ARE NOT IN THE MIDDLE CLASS
Fortune claims that 90% of offices are planning parties in 2014. Get out those reindeer headbands!
The U.S. unemployment rate is currently at 5.8 percent—the lowest since the financial crisis of 2008. The U.S. economy has grown at a rate of 3 percent for the past four to five quarters encouraging analysts to say that our country “is finally casting aside the shackles imposed by the financial crisis.” Corporate profits are at a record high. And yet, household incomes remain volatile—especially for low and middle-income households.