It’s Time to Reverse Decades of Extreme Redistribution to the Rich

David Leonhardt writes: The extreme redistribution of income — upward — has multiple causes. Some of them, like technological change, stem mostly from private-sector forces. But government policy plays a crucial role. Tax rates on the wealthy have fallen sharply. Labor unions have been undermined. Big companies have been allowed to grow even bigger and… Read More It’s Time to Reverse Decades of Extreme Redistribution to the Rich

Bringing Chips to the Potluck: Taxation and Inequality in the American System

Everybody knows that guy…the guy that brings a bag of chips to the potluck. Don’t be that guy. Why? Because everyone else at the potluck made their grandma’s famous German potato salad, called their uncle for his classic barbeque dry rub, or at least thoughtfully picked out the nicest-looking watermelon from the local grocery store.… Read More Bringing Chips to the Potluck: Taxation and Inequality in the American System