Phillip W. Magness

U.S. Economic & Political History

Something’s fishy with the Saez-Zucman tax stats

| October 27, 2019

Just over two weeks ago, Berkeley economists Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman approached the New York Times and Washington Post with an astonishing claim. According to new calculations performed by the pair, the wealthiest earners in the United States paid an overall effective tax rate in 2018 that was lower than the bottom half of […]