And there has been no improvement this last 15 years, either.
As observed by Peter Foster in the London Telegraph this morning (admittedly when you’re that far away from a place the concepts of “morning” and “afternoon” tend to lose any literal meaning and are promoted to terms of poetry — for an example of this I draw your attention to the ‘groupoid’ which fulfills only some of the functions of ‘group’ — and ‘group’ is the fundamental building block of Math As We Know It)
US median household incomes rose to $53,880 in November 2014 – up from a rock-bottom $51,562 in August 2011 – but still five per cent below the $57,128 they were in 2000. The public could be forgiven for not celebrating being worse off than they were over a decade ago.
One might even say decade and a half; that is, if one were numerate.