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Connections: Investigative Journalist David Cay Johnston On Wage Growth

Oct 26, 2016

What has the narrative been about wage growth and the wage gap in this country? The narrative has reflected the reality, which is that for decades now, we've seen wage stagnation and money concentrated much more toward the top, with a big gap in the so-called middle. Yet, the numbers are starting to change.

Investigative journalist David Cay Johnston says we've been living with an outdated narrative and wage growth is happening. He's asking us to look at new data that indicates wage growth is starting to move in a direction more positive for the country. So what is the evidence and how does it impact you? We discuss it.