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The Top 1 Percent in International and Historical Perspective

From Facundo Alvaredo, Anthony B. Atkinson, Thomas Piketty, and Emmanuel Saez: The top 1 percent income share has more than doubled in the United States over the last thirty years, drawing much public attention in recent years. While other English speaking … Continue reading

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Facts are Stubborn Things: High Income Tax Rates and Job Creation

Throughout the campaign and through the fiscal cliff discussions, Republicans have consistently espoused the idea that modestly raising top marginal rates will destroy job creation. For instance, here is Sen Lindsey Gram from ABC’s “This Week”, “[T]o avoid becoming Greece, … Continue reading

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Tax Reform & the Effective vs Marginal Rate Debate: Evidence from New Research

A new tax reform idea was floated in this NYTimes article: One possible change would tax the entire salary earned by those making more than a certain level — $400,000 or so — at the top rate of 35 percent … Continue reading

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