Here is the reality. From a post by Ed Yardini:
The rebound in [business] profits’ share of National Income has been spectacular. It jumped from a recession low of 7.9% during Q4-2008 to 14.7% during the third quarter of this year. That surpasses all previous cyclical peaks.Let me spell this out very simply for you: the rich get richer, the poor get poorer.
Compensation of employees continued to lose share of National Income during Q3. It fell to 61.4%, the lowest since Q3-1965, and down from a record high of 68.5% during Q2-1980.
If you are working, all of your increased productivity has gone as profits to the corporations and the workers have received none of it.