Taxes and growth

Since the 1930s, the top marginal tax rate has swung from a high of 94 percent to a low of 28 percent. But, contrary to conventional wisdom, America has often grown faster during high-tax periods than low-tax periods.

Sources: Tax Policy Center, Urban Institute and Brookings Institution; U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis | The Washington Post April 16, 2012
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