Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Tax Hike Idea

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s tax hike idea has kick-started debate on progressive income taxation. As Saez and Zucman argue in their New York Times op-ed, her tax idea is not about soaking the rich but rather curtailing inequality and saving democracy. “An extreme concentration of wealth means an extreme concentration of economic and political power. Although many policies can help address it, progressive income taxation is the fairest and most potent of them all, because it restrains all exorbitant incomes equally.” Read the full article HERE.