Federal Income Tax Data

— Sara Shahanaghi


This report by the Tax Foundation includes useful data and other information on income level and federal tax rates by income group. It includes ample historical data (1980-2008) that can be used to show the changes in tax levels over time. All data used in the report came from the IRS.

10 Charts Showing U.S. Is Low-Tax Country

— Sara Shahanaghi


The Center for American Progress has put together a set of 10 charts showing directly how the United States has become a low-tax country, especially for high income earners. The graphs are easy to work with and were cited in several news articles and blogs.

Presentation: Inequality and Crisis

— Sara Shahanaghi


This presentation, put together by Nobel Prize winning economist Paul Krugman for the Luxembourg Income Study, explains the link between inequality and the financial crisis. He makes a rational argument for why inequality must be addressed to prevent another financial meltdown. The presentation is easy to understand and filled with useful graphs on the issue.

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