From the New York Press:
A surprising analysis of what mostly white kids, 22 – 32, make in New York. The answer is, apparently, not much – a lot of folks in this city, established, professional, educated, or not, make less than 30 grand a year.
And here I thought it was just me that was broke. Small comfort I guess . . .
This parallels the situation in London where I knew many 20 something producers, directors, graphic artists, admin people, and so on, who survived on more or less the same – and London is still more expensive than New York. I made more as a housepainter – not that I made much.
When the folks on Wall Street, the City can make stratospheric salaries for, I don’t know – failing – there’s something wrong here.
The article would have been a lot stronger if they’d profiled what, say, a black working man in Brooklyn is making, but this gives a good example of the gross income disparity in our society . . .