"You can see that in the 1990s, pay for young college grads rose at basically the same rate as college costs."
"But since 2000, the two lines have moved in opposite directions. In real terms, college costs are up by 23% since 2000. But real pay for young college grads is down 11% over the same period. "
"This chart shows the average annual change in per capita spending on health between 1990 and 2007 (the last available year for most countries). The U.S. shows up almost exactly in the middle of the pack. This is not an artifact of the years picked--it's true for 1997-2007 and 2000-2007 as well."