No, it’s the other part

StatsCan makes a release. It gets lots of media play. Andrew Coyne tweets triumphantly:

See, the 1% aren’t getting richer, so everyone just pipe down. Of course, if you look at a block of time longer than 6 years, things don’t look so good. For example, the median income of the top 1% being $147,500 in 1982 and $201,400 in 2010 (2010 constant dollars). But ultimately that’s not the troubling part. It’s the other part of the StatsCan release:

In 1982 the median income of the rest of us – the 99% – was $28,000.

In 2010 it had risen….to $28,400.

Time for more corporate tax cuts.

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