Today AlterNet released six charts illustrating the decline in the American financial condition. This chart is "Share of total income going to the top 10% by year."
There are, of course, many reasons for all this. But there is no doubt that we've been in the clutches of conservative economic orthodoxy since 1980 and this is the result. Whether it's the cause or whether it's because it has no capacity to react to external events properly doesn't matter. It has failed. And is still failing.
My thanks to Dave Johnson at Campaign for America's Future for creating the charts, which can all be found athttp://www.alternet.org/economy/6-charts-show-you-all-you-need-know-about-how-conservative-politics-are-destroying-america.