spreading-the-wealth-around

Do low taxes on the rich leave the middle-class with lower wages?

Andrew Fieldhouse of EPI says less progressive taxes alone don't explain the huge rise in inequality in recent years. But what low tax rates spur rich people to do might explain more of it.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jun 14, 2013

America’s taxes are the most progressive in the world. Its government is among the least.

Compared to peer countries, the U.S. taxes the rich quite heavily. But it doesn't spread what money it collects as equitably.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Apr 5, 2013

Other countries don’t have a “47%”

It's usually conservatives like Mitt Romney you hear bemoaning the 47 percent who don't pay income taxes. But liberals who admire Europe should bemoan that number too.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Sep 19, 2012

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