The Causes of Wealth Inequality (27): Top Marginal Tax Rates

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causes of income inequality / equality

top marginal tax rates and income inequality

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The correlation between reductions in top marginal tax rates and and higher income inequality is clear, and I guess one can tell a convincing story about causation as well. One remark, though: the share of income going to the top 1% earners is just one possible measure of income inequality, and probably not the one we should prefer.

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  1. Pingback: The Causes of Wealth Inequality (29): The Declining Share of National Income Going to Labor | P.a.p.-Blog // Human Rights Etc.

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