"Life ON the poverty line: Shocking photos capture packed slums stacked next to lavish mansions and skyscrapers around the world"
"Notwithstanding The Warnings Of The New York Times, Economic Growth Is Limitless"

"Richer Than Ever"

That would be us, the U.S.

On a real per capita basis (i.e., after adjusting for inflation and population growth), the net worth of the average person living in the U.S. has reached a new all-time high of $286K, up from $62K in 1950. This measure of wealth has been rising, on average, about 2.3% per year since records were first kept beginning in 1951. By this metric, life in the U.S. has been getting better and better for generations.

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