"Hauser's Law" - An interesting insight into the effect of post-WWII US tax rates...

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  1. ponycar17

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    The data pretty much solidifies what thinking people know. You can't tax the population into prosperity. :rolleyes:

    From http://www.hoover.org/publications/hoover-digest/article/5728

    So, in post-WWII America Tax Revenue has been about 19.5% of GDP despite the rates on the top marginal earners swinging wildly from 91% to the ~35% rate in 1993 at the release of Hauser's study. What this says is that raising top marginal rates might increase tax rates on those affected but decrease total revenue as a function of GDP. This guy Hauser makes sense if history is of any relevance any more. ;)
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    Re: "Hauser's Law" - An interesting insight into the effect of post-WWII US tax rates

    Good article Pony, thanks.
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    Thanks Marlin T! I just wish more folks cared about this sort of thing. Knowing these kinds of things is the key to turning the tide of having our votes bought and actually electing representatives that will serve us well. ;)
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