I found this representation of money earned ticking up over time for different groups of people to be a really interesting way to experience the income gap.
This began as a quick-and-dirty experiment to visualize the UK National Minimum Wage in real-time, inspired by Blake Fall-Conroy’s Minimum Wage Machine.
Then I added the US Federal Minimum Wage, since a sizeable proportion of this blog’s readership are US-based. Did you know the US also has a Youth Minimum Wage? I didn’t.
Then I got curious, and added some CEOs for comparison. The vast disparity is nothing new to me, but seeing it like this…
It’s fucking sobering.
Minimum Wage Clock