Nobel Prize-winning economist backs Ocasio-Cortez’s call for 70% tax on hyper-wealthy citizens

Progressive Democratic congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently expressed her support for raising the top rate of income tax in the US to 70%. Naturally, right-wing voices have been going into overdrive criticizing the proposal. But a renowned Nobel Prize-winning economist has now weighed in to defend the idea. And others are joining the call for a return to a genuinely progressive tax system.

The ‘radical’ US left is back

On 4 January, CBS News aired its latest 60 Minutes program. This featured an interview with Ocasio-Cortez, who discussed a broad range of policy ideas, along with her thoughts on Donald Trump.

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