Something Happened in the 1980s

See the dark blue and light blue lines? They are ‘economic productivity’ and ‘wages,’ respectively. They used to love one another so much that they traveled merrily, hand-in-hand, step-for-step, hugging and kissing one another. Until the 1980s. Then they divorced. ‘Economic productivity’ continued to soar, but it left its scorned spouse, ‘wages,’ behind. ‘Wages’ flattened out, stopped growing, and gave up in despair. So much so, it probably started drinking mouthwash. Something happened in the 1980s . . . something happened in the 1980s . . . what could it be . . . what could it be . . .download