Death, Wealth, and Taxes
The Public Interest, 2000
13 Pages Posted: 31 Oct 2010
Date Written: 2000
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
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