Book Discussion on Death by a Thousand Cuts: Taxing Inherited Wealth

Michael J. Graetz and Ian Shapiro talked about their book Death by a Thousand Cuts: The Fight Over Taxing Inherited Wealth, published by… read more

Michael J. Graetz and Ian Shapiro talked about their book Death by a Thousand Cuts: The Fight Over Taxing Inherited Wealth, published by Princeton University Press. It examines the 2001 repeal of the estate tax, detailing the effort with a narrative that includes information from interviews with many of the story’s key characters. Despite affecting only the richest 2 percent of Americans, the tax repeal initiative gathered bipartisan support and was ultimately successful through a populist campaign that appealed to both sides of the aisle. This book offers insight into this apparent political contradiction. A panel of experts joined the authors for a discussion of the implications of the repeal and the underlying political currents that made the repeal possible. The discussion was moderated by Phillip Swagel. After their discussion the panelists answered questions from members of the audience. close

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Book Discussion on Death by a Thousand Cuts: Taxing Inherited Wealth

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Jul 30, 2005
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  • Jul 31, 2005 | 11:15pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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