Editor's note

As Tax Day looms, tens of millions of Americans are likely stressing out over filing their 1040s on time, while government bean counters eagerly await adding up all those dollars and depositing them in federal coffers. While the share of government funded by the individual income tax has climbed, it still makes up less than half of total revenues. You may think companies pick up much of the rest of the tab, considering the hand-wringing in Congress over corporate tax reform, but in fact the business share has plunged in recent decades. What has made up the slack? Worker wages, explains Ohio State’s Jay Zagorsky.

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Bryan Keogh

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How workers – not companies – are bearing the growing burden of government

Jay L. Zagorsky, The Ohio State University

As tax day approaches, here's a primer on how your dollars help fund the U.S. government, and how your share has probably increased.

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  • Building jobs in the Rust Belt: The role of education

    Dana Mitra, Pennsylvania State University

    Rust Belt youth often want to stay near home but can't find jobs. The key may be in educational initiatives that help young people find and acquire the jobs that are already readily available.

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