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This 33-year-old economist hasn’t just helped shape one of Elizabeth Warren’s and Bernie Sanders’ boldest policies — he’s been changing how you think about wealth, whether you know it or not

Gabriel Zucman is an economist at UC Berkeley, and the coauthor with Emmanuel Saez of “The Triumph of Injustice: How the Rich Dodge Taxes and How to Make Them Pay.” Zucman and Saez helped craft wealth tax proposals for top Democratic presidential candidates Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, with […]
This 33-year-old economist hasn’t just helped shape one of Elizabeth Warren’s and Bernie Sanders’ boldest policies — he’s been changing how you think about wealth, whether you know it or not
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Wealth-tax opposition is rooted in the era of American slavery, 2 economists say

Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have both put forward wealth tax plans that would hit the nation’s richest citizens with steeper taxes in a bid to reduce inequality and pay for their progressive agendas. The plans have generated fierce blowback among some economists, Wall Street financiers and leading corporate […]
Wealth-tax opposition is rooted in the era of American slavery, 2 economists say
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Here’s how much smaller the top 11 billionaires’ fortunes would be if Bernie Sanders’ or Elizabeth Warren’s proposed wealth tax had been around since 1982

Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have put forward the two most ambitious plans in the Democratic primary field to tax the wealth of the richest Americans, shrink their giant fortunes, and curb their economic power. Income inequality in the US is reaching levels not seen since the 1920s, researchers […]
Here’s how much smaller the top 11 billionaires’ fortunes would be if Bernie Sanders’ or Elizabeth Warren’s proposed wealth tax had been around since 1982