Data Download for Top Marginal Income Tax Rate

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YearTop
Marginal
Income
Tax
Rate
1900
1901
1902
1903
1904
1905
1906
1907
1908
1909
1910
1911
1912
19137
19147
19157
191615
191767
191877
191973
192073
192173
192258
192343.5
192446
192525
192625
192725
192825
192924
193025
193125
193263
193363
193463
193563
193679
193779
193879
193979
194081.1
194181
194288
194388
194494
194594
194686.45
194786.45
194882.13
194982.13
195084.36
195191
195292
195392
195491
195591
195691
195791
195891
195991
196091
196191
196291
196391
196477
196570
196670
196770
196875.25
196977
197071.75
197170
197270
197370
197470
197570
197670
197770
197870
197970
198070
198169.13
198250
198350
198450
198550
198650
198738.5
198828
198928
199028
199131
199231
199339.6
199439.6
199539.6
199639.6
199739.6
199839.6
199939.6
200039.6
200139.1
200238.6
200335
200435
200535
200635
200735
200835
200935
201035

Consumer Price Index:
The US Census Bureau maintains a time series, E-135: Consumer Price Indexes (all items) from 1800 to 1970.
Bicentennial Edition: Historical Statistics of the United States, Colonial Times to 1970, Part 1
E. Prices and Price Indexes: Series E-135; p.211 (pdf)



Why Stuck on Stupid?

Seventy years ago the leaders of both US political parties turned away from the policies that had created an economic powerhouse we call the Roaring Twenties. For ten long years Americans suffered through wrenching economic dislocations: deflation, inflation, a four-year economic contraction, endless unemployment, mindless political experiments, and ruthless attacks on businessmen for political gain as their leaders stayed Stuck on Stupid.

Today, after a twenty-five year economic boom, Americans are once more faced with a political elite that wants to monkey with success. It wants to raise tax rates. It wants to restrict trade. It wants to increase government power.

It‘s time to look back and remind ourselves how it came to be, starting in 1929, that America got itself Stuck on Stupid. Otherwise it could happen again.

1929-1939: “A Decade that will live — in stupidity.”

 

presented by Christopher Chantrill
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