Weekend reading

This is a weekly post we publish on Fridays with links to articles we think anyone interested in equitable growth should be reading. We won’t be the first to share these articles, but we hope by taking a look back at the whole week we can put them in context.


Jordan Weissmann argues the top marginal tax rate should be much higher. [slate]

Ben Bernanke, who knows a thing or two about the topic, discusses the future of monetary policy. [brookings]

Matthew Weinzierl writes about fairness and the reasons for the income tax. [the conversation]

Simon Rabinovitch doesn’t think there’s a bubble in the Chinese stock market. At least not yet. [free exchange]

Josh Zumbrun digs into an IMF study about what caused the decline in oil prices: supply or demand? [wsj]

Friday figure


Figure from “Exploding wealth inequality in the United States,” by Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman

April 17, 2015

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