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Video: A Discussion with Jared Bernstein and Chye-Ching Huang on Capital Gains Tax

“There are lots of good reasons to get rid of” the preferential tax treatment of capital gains, Chye-Ching Huang tells Jared Bernstein in this video.

She notes, for instance, that “at the same time that capital gains income has been growing really rapidly, and growing at the very top of the income distribution, we have been cutting the rates. That is one of the major reasons why the tax system hasn’t been doing as much to push against income inequality as it used to.”

Chye-Ching and Jared discuss what capital gains are and the tax advantages they receive compared to ordinary income.