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The Resource Death by a thousand cuts : the fight over taxing inherited wealth, Michael J. Graetz and Ian Shapiro

Death by a thousand cuts : the fight over taxing inherited wealth, Michael J. Graetz and Ian Shapiro

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Death by a thousand cuts : the fight over taxing inherited wealth
Title
Death by a thousand cuts
Title remainder
the fight over taxing inherited wealth
Statement of responsibility
Michael J. Graetz and Ian Shapiro
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Language
eng
Summary
How is it that the estate tax, which has been on the books continuously since 1916 and is paid by only the wealthiest two percent of Americans, was repealed in 2001 with broad bipartisan support? The mystery is all the more striking because the repeal was not done in the dead of night, like a Congressional pay raise. It came at the end of a multi-year populist campaign launched by a few individuals, and was heralded by its supporters as a signal achievement for Americans who are committed to the work ethic and the American Dream. Graetz and Shapiro conducted wide-ranging interviews with the relevant players: congressmen, senators, staffers from the key committees and the Bush White House, civil servants, think tank and interest group representatives, and many others. The result is a unique portrait of American politics as viewed through the lens of the death tax repeal saga. Graetz and Shapiro brilliantly illuminate the repeal campaign's many fascinating and unexpected turns--particularly the odd end result whereby the repeal is slated to self-destruct a decade after its passage. They show that the stakes in this fight are exceedingly high; the very survival of the longstanding American consensus on progressive taxation is being threatened
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Graetz, Michael J
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Shapiro, Ian
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  • Inheritance and transfer tax
  • United States
  • Inheritance and transfer tax
  • Political science
  • United States
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Death by a thousand cuts : the fight over taxing inherited wealth, Michael J. Graetz and Ian Shapiro
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
372 pages
Isbn
9780691122939
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004024431
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)56805773
Label
Death by a thousand cuts : the fight over taxing inherited wealth, Michael J. Graetz and Ian Shapiro
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
372 pages
Isbn
9780691122939
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004024431
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)56805773

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