The roaring nineties?
Nothing compared to the naughts.
This graphic work represents the income disparity in 1990, back then the average US CEO made 107 times what the average US worker made. That is $2,918,000 to $27,271. By 2007 The average CEO made 431 times what the average US worker took made.
The line of figures that come up to the sole of the big shoe represents the average US worker for 1990. The largest figure, of course, is the American CEO. The other large figures represent the German, Japanese, French and British counterparts for that same year.
This graphic created by Christopher Engel in 1992 is available in book form. The perforated pages are designed to be torn out and put together
to make this 9' tall graphic.