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    I was aghast when I saw that headline. I notice that they talk a lot about "averages", which seems to me to be an easy way to mislead. "Averages", when talking about a population, are somewhat meaningless. Far more meaningful would be the median. It's just like way back when W talked about the "average" tax cut being around $1000. Yeah right, but for most people it was more like a couple hundred dollars, if that. One thing that would skew the average is if the upper crust was making fuckloads of money compared to lower quintiles, and this is clearly the case historically. I think the whole thing is intentionally misleading.

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