When policymakers decide whether to extend the Bush tax cuts for high-income earners, they...

|By:, SA News Editor

When policymakers decide whether to extend the Bush tax cuts for high-income earners, they should keep in mind the growing inequality of incomes in the U.S., Mark Thoma writes. In 1979, the top 1% took home 7.5% of the nation’s total after-tax income; by 2007, that share had jumped to 17.1%.