Vaguely remembered NPR story about planned income inequality?
September 30, 2016 9:56 AM   Subscribe

I remember listen to an NPR story around a year (maybe two) ago about income inequality and how the decoupling of productivity and real wages was planned. Something about who sold out the middle class? It pointed out certain deals made by politicians in the early 1970s I think. Any ideas what it could have been and where to find it?
posted by FakeFreyja to Work & Money (5 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I can't point to it specifically, but areas like money are usually covered by Kai Ryssdal on Planet Money. You might try searching there.
posted by jtexman1 at 10:29 AM on September 30, 2016

(Kai is on Marketplace, which is not NPR, but APM.) Marketplace is a good place to look too, though! It often gets lumped in with NPR.
posted by fiercecupcake at 11:33 AM on September 30, 2016

This NPR story on wage stagnation is close to what you describe.
posted by puddledork at 3:31 PM on September 30, 2016

Could it be this Planet Money piece by Adam Davidson in 2013?
posted by apartment dweller at 3:34 PM on September 30, 2016

(correction: that included a link to his NYT column, not audio)
posted by apartment dweller at 3:46 PM on September 30, 2016

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