How the other half lives

Statistics from an enlightening article in The Atlantic Monthly:

Change in average wages, 1979-1997
College graduates +13%
College drop-outs -9%
High school graduates -12%
High school drop-outs -26%

The amazing bit: The richer the community, the more likely voters are to be concerned about wage inequality. People who have incomes below the median think of themselves as well off.

I’m particularly intrigued by this cultural divide after the recent trip to Minnesota.