Phillip W. Magness

U.S. Economic & Political History

Piketty, Saez-Zucman, and the primacy of high progressive taxation

| October 28, 2014

Earlier this year I blogged at length about a series of data errors, large and small, in Thomas Piketty’s bestselling book Capital in the 21st Century (a summary of Piketty’s remaining errors may be found here, and an extended discussion of Piketty’s misuse of Soviet Union data assumptions to produce a desired result may be found here). One of […]

Leonard P. Liggio, 1933-2014

| October 14, 2014

Leonard P. Liggio, a great historian, friend, and colleague at GMU and the Institute for Humane Studies, passed away this morning. I drafted this obituary for the IHS page, and I’m reposting here in his memory: We are saddened by the passing of Leonard P. Liggio, who died this morning at the age of 81 […]