No, Rich Americans Don’t Pay Lower Tax Rates Than Poor Americans Do

A new book by economists Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman is receiving a full red-carpet rollout by left-leaning media. “The Triumph of Injustice,” which claims to show that the wealthiest Americans pay lower effective tax rates than the poorest Americans, has spawned not one, not two, but three columns in The New York Times and at least three more in The Washington Post in the week leading up to its release. In reading these columns, one would have little inkling that the Saez and Zucman data simply doesn’t match other analyses.

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