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So is there any harm from an inheritance tax?
Barney Frank claims "Heirs Didn’t Do Anything to Deserve Inheritance." Even if true (though that question should be left up to the person who is giving the money), taking away the money will still impact the incentive to earn the money to begin with. An inheritance tax works the same way as an income tax in discouraging work.
Amazed how lucky I am that I have had jobs where I could just think about whatever I wanted to think about. I have published over 90 articles in academic journals. I received my Ph.D. in economics from UCLA in 1984.