Jay Livingston posts this delight—-a graph that, instead of starting at 0, starts at the oddly-chosen value of 34%:

What I’d really like to see is the Greg Mankiw version where the top tax rate fluctuates between 80 and 93 percent.

P.S. In the interest of bipartisanship, I searched the web for a similar graph from a partisan Democratic source. It wasn’t hard. I just googled white house graph and looked around. This one seems to fit the bill although I can’t say for sure since it’s too damn hard to actually read the words:

[Cross-posted at The Monkey Cage]

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Andrew Gelman

Andrew Gelman is a professor of statistics and political science and director of the Applied Statistics Center at Columbia University.