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The Big Picture: Raise the Estate Tax, with Robert Reich

Another installment of ‘The Big Picture: 10 Ideas to Save the Economy’ with Robert Reich: ‘Raise the Estate Tax.’

Our democracy’s founding fathers did not want a privileged aristocracy. Yet, that’s the direction we’re going in. The tax on inherited wealth is one of the major bulwarks against it. That tax should be increased, not cut. ~ Robert Reich

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‘The Big Picture: 10 Ideas to Save the Economy’ is a collaborative project between Robert Reich and MoveOn.Org.

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JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She writes fiction about an alpha Bichon named Chester, and his friends--with a dash of humor and a dab of poli-sci. JoAnn worked professionally in the Psychology and Information Science fields. Retired now, she enjoys the creative life.

4 Comments

  1. michelinewalker

    It’s like “l’ancien régime.” Peasants paid for Versailles and they also supported the Church.

  2. Jerry "Peacemaker"

    Add to Mr. Reich’s proposal a billion dollar maximum/limit on individual wealth.

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