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Weekend Readings

1. Taxation and Saving – A Retrospective from Alan Auerbach 2. All men are created unequal – the economist on Piketty’s new book 3. Dealing with the Financial Crisis and the Recession from Brad Delong 4. The return of “patrimonial capitalism”: review of … Continue reading

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Rethinking capital and wealth taxation

From Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez: This paper reviews recent developments in the theory of optimal capital taxation. We emphasize three main rationales for capital taxation. First, the frontier between capital and labor income flows is often fuzzy, thereby lending … Continue reading

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Capital is Back: Wealth Ratios over Several Centuries

A nice post by Carola Binder on this paper is here.

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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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