It’s hard to get angry at $ figures. It is outrageous, but how to put it into perspective. I look at the Social Security report on wage income. Turns out half of all workers earned less than $30,533 (in 2016). Their average income was just under $13,000 a year, for half of all workers, a combined total of $1.04 trillion. Total income in the U.S. is about $16 trillion, so half earn 1/16th or about 6% of total income. That seems outrageous, but it is still not personal. The bonuses were about 13 times more than the average income of the lower-earning half. – Am I upset? Not really, It takes 13 workers to equal one bonus. Now I’m a little concerned. But I’m still confused. It’s too many numbers. Total U.S. workers was 163 million in 2016. The national incomes, says the BEA.gov, Table 2.1, is $16.2 trillion. So that is conveniently about $100,000 per worker. The lower-earning 13% earned only $2,086 per year on average. The Social Security Administration (https://www.ssa.gov/cgi-bin/netcomp.cgi?year=2016) shows the lowest paid 8% of all workers had a combined income of $32 billion, which is about 14 million workers, and that is equal to the combined bonus income reported. It confuses me. There’s no easy way to put it. 14 million earn in a year what 177,000 earn in bonuses. That’s accurate. The lowest paid 13% of all workers, 22 million workers, earned about $2,000 a year, and their income equaled the bonus paid to financial workers, 177,000 of them. It’s too abstract. Where are the good paying jobs? In finance. Become a banker, stop cleaning houses. The real story is that 15% to 18% of all income that went to the lower-earning 90% now goes to the higher-earning 10%, says Olivier Giovanonni, at Univ. Texas, Inequality Project. That 18% shift equals about $2.7 trillion, or about $20,000 more income yearly for every one of the 138 million workers in the lower-earning 80%. That will end, almost, poverty. My blog, Economics Without Greed, http://benL8.blogspot.com. How to restore the former income ratio? Vote intelligently and change the labor laws, for one.