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.