September 2, 2013; Washington Post, “WonkBlog”


Sarah Cliff, writing for the Washington Post’s “WonkBlog,” presents eight charts in celebration of Labor Day. Some of them were underwhelming, but we thought this one from Tim Fernholz provided a disturbing visual explanation about why pundits can talk endlessly about a “recovery” when many seem to have less to work with, even when they are working. 


—Ruth McCambridge