James Pethokoukis

Politics and policy from inside Washington

What’s wrong with the U.S. economy in one chart

September 27, 2010

Tax rates matter. You tend to get the stuff you tax lightly and don’t get what you tax heavily. Wonder why America had a housing boom and why we are wallowing in debt? Here is why:

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