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Kotlikoff on Tax Progressivity

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Larry has an excellent article summarizing his work looking at the fiscal system from a life-cycle perspective. His bottom line: Far from being flat, the net tax rate facing middle age Americans rises rapidly with their resources—from negative 46.4% for the bottom 20% to positive 34.5% for the top 1%.

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Larry has an excellent article summarizing his work looking at the fiscal system from a life-cycle perspective. His bottom line:
Far from being flat, the net tax rate facing middle age Americans rises rapidly with their resources—from negative 46.4% for the bottom 20% to positive 34.5% for the top 1%.
Greg Mankiw
I am the Robert M. Beren Professor of Economics at Harvard University, where I teach introductory economics (ec 10). I use this blog to keep in touch with my current and former students. Teachers and students at other schools, as well as others interested in economic issues, are welcome to use this resource.

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