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Critical Faculties

Soak the rest of us

For decades, the American tax burden has been shifting away from the rich. Now, two economists say, it could be at the brink of a historic tipping point.

By Christopher Shea
April 15, 2007

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Three weeks ago, the economists Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez made headlines by announcing that, in 2005, the top 1 percent of American earners -- that year, those making more than $350,000 -- received a larger share of American income than at any time since the roaring '20s. (Full article: 1273 words)

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