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1924 Income Tax Payers

The Top 14 Federal Income Tax Payers of 1924

In Wealth and Democracy: A Political History of the American Rich, Kevin Phillips looks at the biggest Federal income tax payers shortly after the income tax was introduced.   Taxpayer Taxes in 1924 Dollars Taxes in 2012 Dollars John D. Rockefeller (oil) $6,278,000 $84,249,292 Henry Ford (autos) $2,609,000 $35,012,170 Edsel Ford (autos) $2,158,000 $28,959,856 Andrew Mellon…

Debating Art in the Bedroom

The Heat Wave Has Reached 110 Degrees, My Brother Secretly Flew to Colorado to Propose to His Girlfriend, and Other Random Happenings on a Tuesday in July

The curtain installers were at the house this morning, putting up the bespoke drapes that were designed to match one of the bedrooms back in the Spring.  We just got back from a local shopping trip to find appropriate art for various rooms in the house (which you can see some of the first-trial mockups…