Marginal Tax Rates

I saw this graph over at Visualizing Economics and I loved it.

There are a couple of things that simply jump right out. First, the capital gains rate hasn’t been this low in over 40 years. Secondly, corporate tax rates are at their lowest rates in 60 years. Finally, personal income taxes rates were slightly lower in the late 1980s and are far below historical high levels that existed in the 1950s.