Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Stock Ownership over Time

Below, Corrections displays a set of years with the proportion of the U.S. population holding stocks in their portfolio of assets:

  • 1952:  4%
  • 1970:  15%
  • 1990:  32%
  • 2000:  62%
  • 2011:  54%
The United States has seen a dramatic rise in the proportion of the population holding stocks.  The impact on equilibrium taxation of capital will be an interesting long-run story.

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