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Kip Hagopian

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Kip Hagopian was a co-founder of Brentwood Associates, a California-based venture capital and private equity firm. This essay is an abridged version of a paper which is available in its entirety and for comment at www.kiphagopian.com.

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Analysis and Commentary

U.S. Income Inequality Isn't Soaring, It's Falling

by Lee Ohanian, Kip Hagopianvia Investor's Business Daily
Thursday, October 9, 2014

Google "income inequality" and you will find almost 9 million references. Every day seems to bring new reports on the magnitude or the growth of U.S. income inequality. These reports often include claims that middle-class incomes have been stagnant for two or more decades, implying a link between the two.

Analysis and Commentary

Payroll Taxes Are 'Regressive'? Time to Rethink That Idea

by Lee Ohanian, Kip Hagopianvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, October 29, 2012

Many of those who assert that the rich don't pay their fair share of the nation's bills often point to how Social Security and Medicare are funded.

Analysis and Commentary

The Mismeasure of Inequality

by Kip Hagopian, Lee Ohanianvia Policy Review
Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The Mismeasure of Inequality

by Kip Hagopian, Lee Ohanianvia Policy Review
Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Focus on equal opportunity, not outcomes. To listen to Lee Ohanian and Tod Lindberg, click below.

Analysis and Commentary

Rich Pay Their Fair Share of Taxes—And Then Some

by Kip Hagopian, Lee Ohanianvia Investor's Business Daily
Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The Inequity of the Progressive Income Tax

by Kip Hagopianvia Policy Review
Friday, April 1, 2011

Class Wars: A Parable