Thursday, April 29, 2010

Historical GDP Growth v Top Marginal Tax Rates

How about this chart?

Should we raise the top marginal tax rate?

Is there a positive correlation between the top marginal tax rate and GDP growth? Cursory analysis says yes.

Also note that for over 60 non-consecutive years (70 years with an 8 year gap in the middle), the top marginal tax rate was over 50%.

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