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Median Family Income vs. All-Sector Debt (per US Family) I created an Excel chart of Median Family Income and All-Sector Debt per US Family using the following 3 resources: [1] U.S. Census Bureau, Real Median Family Income in the United States [MEFAINUSA672N], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; [2] U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers: All Items [CPIAUCNS], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; [3] Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (US), All Sectors; Debt Securities and Loans; Liability, Level [TCMDO], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

A high living standard is only affordable under economic freedom. Attempting to retain living standards -- but without the economic freedom of unregulated capitalism -- creates a vicious debt cycle which leads to national demise.

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