MPR News with Kerri Miller

How the richest Americans avoid paying taxes

July 20, 2021

While most Americans have access to some kind of retirement savings, about twenty-five percent of workers have nothing saved at all. Meanwhile, America’s top earners are raking in millions, even billions, from their retirement accounts with very little tax debt. 


  • Justin Elliott is an investigative reporter at ProPublica.

  • Elena Spatoulas Patel is an assistant professor of finance at University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business. neither hosts nor alters podcast files. All content © its respective owners.