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2011, No. 24 (Posted 2011-08-22)

Tax Rates and Revenue Since the 1970s

by Kevin L. Kliesen and Daniel L. Thornton

Before 2000, the tax burden shifted from the lowest 80% of earners to the highest 20%; since 2000, the burden has shrunk for all groups, but more so for the highest earners.

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