“Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on specific professions point to a similar conclusion. While the incomes of the creative class have generally kept pace with inflation, their ranks have shrunk—in some cases, drastically. From 1999 to 2015, the number of musicians and singers slipped 20%; photographers, 24%; news analysts, reporters and correspondents, 29%; dancers and choreographers, 42%. (Though these numbers don’t include the self-employed, freelancers tend to earn less than their counterparts with conventional jobs.)”