Michael J. Graetz of Columbia and Yale Law Schools has made available for download his keynote address “‘Death Tax’ Politics” from the Boston College Law School and American College of Trust and Estate Counsel Symposium that took place on October 2, 2015. The abstract is as follows,

In his Keynote Address “Death Tax” Politics at the October 2, 2015 Boston College Law School and American College of Trust and Estate Counsel Symposium, The Centennial of the Estate and Gift Tax: Perspectives and Recommendations, Michael Graetz describes the fight over the repeal of the estate tax and its current diminished state. Graetz argues that the political battle over the repeal of the estate tax reflects a fundamental challenge to our nation’s progressive tax system. This Address concludes that a revitalized estate tax is important for managing the national debt and reducing massive inequalities in wealth.

Download the full text here: ‘Death Tax’ Politics by Michael J. Graetz

Posted by Allison Trupp, Associate Editor, Wealth Strategies Journal