David Leonhardt, for The New York Times, discusses the relatively low tax rates for the country’s 400 wealthiest households. The accompanying animated line chart by Stuart A. Thompson shows how the rates have been dropping over the years, which are now “below the rates for almost everyone else.” Oh.
Animated line chart to show the rich paying less taxes
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How Much Americans Make
Median income only tells you where the middle is. The distributions of income are a lot more interesting.