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Sat Jun 23, 2012, 10:05 AM

Corporate Profits Just Hit An All-Time High, Wages Just Hit An All-Time Low

http://www.businessinsider.com/corporate-profits-just-hit-an-all-time-high-wages-just-hit-an-all-time-low-2012-6?op=1

Henry Blodget

In case you needed more confirmation that the priorities of US companies and the US economy are screwed up, here are three charts for you.

1) Corporate profit margins just hit an all-time high. Companies are making more per dollar of sales than they ever have before. (And some people are still saying that companies are suffering from "too much regulation" and "too many taxes." Maybe little companies are, but big ones certainly aren't).



2) Fewer Americans are working than at any time in the past three decades. One reason corporations are so profitable is that they don't employ as many Americans as they used to.



3) Wages as a percent of the economy are at an all-time low. This is both cause and effect. One reason companies are so profitable is that they're paying employees less than they ever have as a share of GDP. And that, in turn, is one reason the economy is so weak: Those "wages" are other companies' revenue.



In short, our current system and philosophy is creating a country of a few million overlords and 300+ million serfs.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/corporate-profits-just-hit-an-all-time-high-wages-just-hit-an-all-time-low-2012-6#ixzz1ycoO0bxD

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Sat Jun 23, 2012, 10:16 AM

1. I wonder if tax-payer subsidies to corporations are at an all-time high, too. nt

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Sat Jun 23, 2012, 10:24 AM

2. Blind greed. Blind because long term this is unsustainable

Corporations and the captured US Government have created a demand crisis. Fewer people have money to buy their products. Where this will lead I don't know but is isn't going to be pretty.

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Sat Jun 23, 2012, 10:27 AM

3. The road to serfdom was paved with Reaganomics, reckless deregulation, and corporate welfare N/T

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Sat Jun 23, 2012, 12:34 PM

4. Heil Reagan and the Republican fascist policies!

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