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!

Comments

Rees Price 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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