Taxing The 1%: Why The Top Tax Rate Could Be Over 80%

by Thomas Piketty, Emmanuel Saez and Stefanie Stantcheva Originally published in Voxeu.org 08 December 2011. The top 1% of US earners now command a far higher share of the country’s income than they did 40 years ago. This article looks at 18 OECD countries and disputes the claim that low taxes on the rich raise …

Rising Wealth-to-Income Ratios, Inequality, and Growth

by Thomas Piketty and Gabriel Zucman This article was originally posted on Voxeu.org on Sep. 26, ’13 According to many measures, inequality has been increasing in the developed world and is now approaching pre-war levels. Income inequality does not tell the whole story. This column documents the increase in the ratio of private wealth to …