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Wojtek Kopczuk
"...people receiving that income and owning that wealth aren’t an ever-shifting group" - I'm cited but it's not true
It persists because there are groups with a strong interest in creating a fog of doubt.
The New York Times The New York Times @nytimes
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Wojtek Kopczuk 1 Jun 14
Replying to @wwwojtekk
True for earnings, not true for wealth
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Wojtek Kopczuk 1 Jun 14
Replying to @wwwojtekk
Same source "critics of the consensus need to be self-aware; they need to ask whether they’re really seeking intellectual honesty". Oh irony
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Scott Winship 1 Jun 14
. wld love to hear your take on Zucman-Saez v Kopczuk-Saez (really--not trying to cause trouble)
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Wojtek Kopczuk 1 Jun 14
Replying to @swinshi @RobinBHarding
I'll discuss it in July @ nber, slides are coming.
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Wojtek Kopczuk 1 Jun 14
Replying to @swinshi @RobinBHarding
Need paper first. For now I can't reconcile other than capital income on tax returns is not normal return to wealth
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Scott Winship 1 Jun 14
. fantastic. I've been saying same thing--maybe, but let's see the paper.
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Scott Winship 1 Jun 14
. Zucman seems unwilling 2 grapple w ambiguity of SCF trends too. Wolff shows flat '89-'10 (tho FRB staff show inc)
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Scott Winship 1 Jun 14
. wld love to see paper draft when it's ready (swinship@manhattan-institute.org)
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Wojtek Kopczuk 1 Jun 14
Replying to @swinshi @RobinBHarding
probably not a paper, just slides
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Wojtek Kopczuk 1 Jun 14
Replying to @swinshi @RobinBHarding
agreed. I don't see a good reason why SCF or estate tax would miss a massive trend they find
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