This is the second part of my series about the four most critical global challenges facing humankind in the next 50 – 100 years. In the previous post, I went into more detail about “#1. Climate change / ecological collapse” and “#2. War between civilizations”. Today it will be about “#3. Impact of technology” and “#4. Global inequality”.
In the first post of 2020, I want to share my learnings about the biggest challenges in the next 30 -50 years facing humankind. I am interested in this topic because well, my generation (and my daughter’s generation) will definitely experience the consequences of these challenges.
While the overall US GDP has grown almost three times since 1979 – 2018, the median real wage (50th percentile) increased by only 6.1% during the same period. For Men, the median wage decreased by 5.1%. It hit the low-income (bottom 10th percentile) worker group the hardest with a decrease of 13.3%.