The Best Graph of the Bush Tax Cuts Yet?

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Here's another great graph of the deficit and the Bush tax cuts that makes an important point: even if we let the whole thing expire (which would be politically impossible) we'd still have work to do after 2020 on our entitlement programs.

I think this graph also makes another important point, which is that visual, explanatory journalism is really in a golden age. And despite my unkind words for the Washington Post's op-ed page earlier today, their graphics department is consistently excellent, especially when illustrating complex issues in public policy.


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Derek Thompson is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where he writes about economics, labor markets, and the entertainment business.

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