Set of graphical economic indicators spanning 40 years of the American economy / 20 charts and info grahpics / Investigative Reporting Workshop
By Monica Arpino, Michael Lawson, Alissa Scheller and Yasmine El-Sabawi, with contributions from Kat Aaron and Madeline Beard.
Prior to publication, I proofed this set of graphics against the data on which the graphics are based to ensure technical accuracy and formatting consistency.
The economic story of the past 40 years — wage stagnation, increased poverty rates, rising consumer debt — stands in sharp contrast to earlier periods in American history, when an expanding economy brought broader prosperity and created a large and dynamic middle class. These charts tell the story in ways that words, alone, cannot.
See the full set of graphics and download a PDF here.