Inequality, Taxes
Robber Barons

No, the Poor Don’t Pay Higher Taxes Than the Rich

– October 8, 2019

A new report in the New York Times claims the ultra-wealthy pay a lower tax rate than the poor. A closer look at tax statistics reveals that story is also likely wrong.

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History of Economic Thought, Inequality
wealth

Economics Has Neglected Inequality? Absurdly Untrue

– September 4, 2019

In fact, inequality studies have been a mainstay of the discipline since at least 1948.

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Economic History, Economic Trends, Inequality
inequality-coins

New Evidence that Soaring Inequality is a Myth

– June 14, 2019

Alarmists insist inequality is skyrocketing in the United States. A new measure of the top one percent’s wealth should temper that claim

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Economic History, Inequality
UK-title

Don’t Trust Inequality Data: A Lesson from the UK

– May 28, 2019

The progressive zeal for higher taxes is distorting how they construct inequality statistics.

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Free Markets, Inequality
digitalworld

Wealth Has Never Been More Equal

– April 1, 2019

In terms of information access and the opportunity to learn and share knowledge, we’ve never been more rich and equal.

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Economic History, Inequality
incometaxform

Soaking the Rich Doesn’t Lead to Income Equality

– January 23, 2019

Economists Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman claim we need a 70% tax rate to stem inequality. Their argument derives from a misreading of U.S. tax history.

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