(Login Nafana) Forum Owner Posted Oct 18, 2006 10:41 AM
Yes, if you count all wealth, the US would be gaining- but most of that wealth goes to people who are already rich. I'm more concern about the average working guy. The gap between the rich and the average worker has been getting wider and wider as good-paying factory jobs have been exported overseas (or to Mexico) to be replaced by lower-paying service industry jobs. In terms of inflation adjusted dollars- the averager working guy is making less than he did 20 years ago.