Taxing the harder working

Instead of thinking of increasing marginal rates as "taxing the rich", think of it as "taxing the harder working".
Here's a graph showing hours worked by income quintile:

The top income quintile household works more the 2x hours per year. And their reward for all that hard work? Higher marginal taxes!


Unknown said…
It's taxing the longer-working, but not necessarily the harder-working. 4 hours in a coal mine vs. 8 hours behind a desk...harder-working or longer-working?

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