Death, Wealth, and Taxes

The Public Interest, 2000

13 Pages Posted: 31 Oct 2010

Date Written: 2000

Abstract

This article examines the distribution of wealth and theories justifying both the acquisition of great wealth and limitations on it. Discusses the estate tax, its economic effects and effectiveness in equalizing the distribution of wealth. Concludes that it has been very ineffective and that there is a case for abolishing the estate tax.

Keywords: wealth distribution, estate tax

JEL Classification: H2, K34

Suggested Citation

Bartlett, Bruce, Death, Wealth, and Taxes (2000). The Public Interest, 2000, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1700198

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