Estate (death) tax

Rendezvous with Oblivion, Reports from a Sinking Society by Thomas Frank published in 2018. I support the estate tax, not because it is fair which it is, but because great concentrations of wealth destroy democracy. Andrew Carnegie, the wealthiest man of his time until he was surpassed by John D. Rockefeller agreed.

“The same way of thinking led Carnegie to support the estate tax–‘of all forms of taxation this seems the wisest,’ he wrote. It was wise because it would ‘induce the rich man to attend to the administration of wealth during his life,’ and if he didn’t, then the tax would return most of his hoardings to the ‘community from which it chiefly came.'”

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