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Some graphs on #UnionMembership in the US over the years.

Today union membership stands at 13% the lowest it’s been since world war 2

The rise of unions coincided with the rise of the US as a super power

The fall of unions coincided with the wealthiest 1% coming into power
The two apex’s of this graph at 1945 and 1995

The first being the US getting out of the depression and becoming a super power

The second being the US becoming a purely financial and consumer based economy
The inflection points of the graphs are

The supreme courts ruling on campaign finance in 1976 that essentially said money is speech and therefor there shouldn’t be any limits on campaign spending essentially giving rich people license to buy politicians

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