Reagan’s Toll on the Middle Class

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In the lead-up to what would have been Ronald Reagan’s 100th birthday on Sunday, conservatives have been trotting out all manner of panegyrics to their patron saint and his creed of trickle-down economics. For 90 percent of the people in this country, here’s what should matter:

Source: Economists Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez as cited by PolitifactSource: Economists Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez as cited by Politifact

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