“Yes, the upper-middle class has done better than the middle class or the poor, but the huge gaps are between the super-rich and everyone else.” It might feel like the income gap is inevitable and that “it’s always been this way.” But the truth is that what we’re experiencing is not inevitable, and it’s highly unusual. From David Leohardt in the NYT: Our Broken Economy, in One Simple Chart.

+ Derek Thomson: Restaurants Are the New Factories. (The trouble is, they usually don’t pay as well as factories.)