Control Our Government to Raise Americans’ Standard of Living

cropped-bob-shapiro.jpg  By Bob Shapiro

 

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The US Economy and Americans’ standard of living have grown tremendously over the last 100 years. This growth wasn’t all in a straight line.

Before the Great Depression, worker productivity gained at roughly 3.5% a year. During the 1950s and 1960s, productivity growth had slowed to around 2.5%, and continued going down to about 2% until 2000. Continue reading