Visit the Original Blog PostThis following is an aggregation of top-end tax rates in America by decade and per-capita GDP growth in America per decade.
Average yearly, top-end tax rates in America, by decade:
Annualized, real, per-capita GDP growth in America, by decade:
Source: IRS, Bureau of Economic Analysis (www.bea.gov)
There are no causal relationships determined from these data. However, it is always good to see a historical perspective of tax rates and per-capita GDP. For example, the increase in per-capita GDP between the Bush and Obama presidency is noticeable. A comparison between 2000-20008 and 2009 - 2010 would be helpful.