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Harvard students protest Bush advisor’s ‘biased’ econ class

Harvard students who participated in a walk-out of economics professor Greg Mankiw’s class on Wednesday issued an open letter accusing Mankiw of pushing a biased view of economics that perpetuates inequality. “As Harvard undergraduates, we enrolled in Economics 10 hoping to gain a broad and introductory foundation of economic theory,”…

Numbers are pretty

Greg Mankiw alerts us to the progressiveness of taxation with a chart that is, presumably, meant to stand on its own: The CBO has released a new report on effective tax rates (total taxes divided by total income). Compared with previous reports, it includes more information about thin slices at…