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The economy’s sad reality: You need a college degree just to tread water

The economy’s sad reality: You need a college degree just to tread water

This chart by William Emmons of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis shows the importance of a college degree in the modern U.S. economy: those with degrees have not experienced falling real wages, in contrast to everyone else.

Max Ehrenfreund | July 14 at 9:11 am
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