Number of the Day

$507: The US median weekly paycheck in 2010, "the lowest level, after adjusting for inflation, since 1999."

I strongly encourage you to read David Cay Johnston's column about the first official data on 2010 paychecks, which was posted on the internet yesterday by the US government without warning or announcement. And, if you're able, watch/listen to the embedded video there—its content unavailable for commercial reproduction, unfortunately—in which Johnston provides some great commentary on the abysmal numbers.

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