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Misery is the River of the World

Posted by: Dan Beucke on November 1, 2011 at 12:56 PM

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If you’re out of work and see that prices are rising, you have every right to feel miserable. And there’s a chart for that: the misery index (above) — which, no surprise, is climbing. It may make you additionally unhappy to read that folks who have a lot more money than you are pulling away. Here’s the full Bloomberg report on the index and the income gap. And here’s your optional soundtrack:

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