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Wealth and Our Commonwealth: Why America Should Tax Accumulated Fortunes

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Publisher Comments:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 164-165).

About the Author

William H. Gates is world leader in philanthropy (and father of the planet's wealthiest man) and an expert on U.S. economic inequality (and heir of Oscar Mayer) on the "billionaire backlash"

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: What kind of nation do we want to be? — Revenue loss and tax burden shift — Impact on state treasuries — The estate tax and inequality — Concentrated wealth and democracy — Concentrated wealth and equality of opportunity — Growing inequality is bad economic policy — Inequality and our civic and public health — Does the estate tax have an impact? — Chapter 2: The origins of America's estate tax — The lost debate — American values : the roots of the estate tax — The gilded age and movement for an estate tax — Early inheritance and estate taxation — Supporters of the estate tax — The establishment of the estate tax — Chapter 3: Opposition to the estate tax — The effort to repeal the estate tax — Inside the D.C. beltway — "Death tax" : what's in a name? — Orange county, California — Seattle, Washington — The hidden face of real estate taxpayers — The estate tax down on the farm — The estate tax and family owned enterprises — The case for repeal : unsound and misleading arguments — Chapter 4: The showdown — The budget showdown — Fiscal responsibility and the rising costs of estate tax repeal — Organizing to oppose complete repeal — The estate tax : a summary of changes — Chapter 5: What we owe our society — What is it worth to be an American? — A religious perspective on wealth and society — The estate tax and charitable giving — Our civic wealth — The estate tax and charity — A new spirit of giving? — What about the children? : the dangers of the silver spoon.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807047187
Subtitle:
Why America Should Tax Accumulated Fortunes
Author:
Gates, William H.
Author:
Gates, William H.
Author:
Gates, Bill H., Sr.
Author:
Gates, William
Author:
Collins, Chuck
Publisher:
Beacon Press
Location:
Boston
Subject:
General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Economic Policy
Subject:
Taxation - General
Subject:
Inheritance and transfer tax
Subject:
Public Policy - Economic Policy
Subject:
Estate tax
Subject:
Inheritance and transfer tax -- United States.
Subject:
General Business & Economics
Subject:
Business-Tax Guides
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
413
Publication Date:
January 2003
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
184
Dimensions:
8.58x6.30x.77 in. .74 lbs.

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