Inheritance and Wealth Taxation in a Just Society

Posted: 22 Apr 2005


This article previews some of the author's arguments concerning more effective taxation of intergenerational wealth transmission that were later delineated in his award-winning book "Inheritance, Wealth, and Society (Indiana University Press 1982)". The author uses historical and philosophical materials to illuminate the equal opportunity arguments at the core of his critique of current wealth and death taxation policies.

Suggested Citation

Chester, Ronald, Inheritance and Wealth Taxation in a Just Society. Rutgers Law Review, Vol. 30, No. 62, 1976. Available at SSRN:

Ronald Chester (Contact Author)

New England Law | Boston ( email )

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