Our link to poverty in America

A reader has just emailed in with a link to something she’s been working on: this amazing graphic on poverty in America, and how it’s changed over the past 50 years.

One thing that stands out for me is how much more educated people are (especially going by high school graduation rates), yet poverty levels remain stubbornly high (albeit they could be worse). It’s just another reason to be suspicious of the argument that more education is the solution to our inequality problems.