In the US, this month marks the 10th straight year of job growth. This is unprecedented for recent American history yet people are still being pinched economically as wages have been stagnant since the 70's when adjusted for inflation. So what happened? How do we fix it? Or is it something not worth being fixed? I'd say it's a major problem given how the cost of housing, education and medical care have skyrocketed in the intervening decades. A straight forward fix would be a hike to the minimum wage but it would have to be big enough to potentially shock the economy. Have wages seen the same stagnation in other countries in this time period or is this a uniquely American phenomenon?