Even with inflation being tamed once again, real wages continue to slide. In June real private sector hourly wages were $8.20 (in 1982 dollars), down 1.4% since November 2003. This decline in real wages is not only the sharpest of the Bush administration's tenure. You have to go all the way back to 1990-91 to find a sharper (1.9% in 6 months) plunge. At least Poppy Bush had an excuse as his was in the midst of a recession. But Dubya's is in the middle of a "robust recovery"!
Deflation, disorder, development (and its demise), democracy (ditto) and dystopia.