America’s 400 Top Earners Pay Less Tax Than You

Propublica continues to mine the IRS Files.

Cory Doctorow
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6 min readApr 13, 2022

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A vintage rec-room with hobby equipment. Its floor is animated gold glitter. Posed within it is a male human figure whose head has been replaced with a money-bag.

Last June, Propublica announced that it was in possession of leaked IRS files detailing the tax affairs of America’s richest people, and that the IRS Files showed that taxes are — as Leona Helmsley famously quipped — for the little people:

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