How Marginal Tax Rates Play a Big Role in Income Inequality

By: Wednesday July 11, 2012 9:35 am

I had the opportunity to see Tim Noah speak last night about his new book The Great Divergence. It’s a book-length version of his Slate series on the rise of income inequality since 1979, and I’m not sure that there’s a whole lot different in the book, other than it’s in print rather than on [...]

One Family, Six Heirs, $69.7 Billion

By: Friday December 9, 2011 9:35 am

The Walton family, the heirs to the Wal-Mart fortune, provide an object lesson on income inequality. The math is pretty stark. This one family holds as much wealth as the bottom 30% of all Americans. The triennial Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF) is one of the best sources for data on wealth in the U.S. [...]

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