Posts Tagged ‘Capital Gains Taxes’

Wealth and income inequality in the USA

September 2, 2016

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These two charts, courtesy of Prof. David F. Ruccio, show the changing distribution of wealth and income in the USA.  Please keep in mind that while the chart below refers to the top 1 percent of income earners, the chart above refers to the top 1/100th of 1 percent of wealth holders.

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A look at taxes in perspective

December 11, 2012
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If we return to Clinton-era tax rates, taxes will still be low by historic standards.

Keep in mind that the tax rates shown are only the top marginal rates, paid on income above a certain threshold.  Most people, including the very rich, are taxed at a lower overall rate.

Hat tip to The 21 Blog.