Ben Goldacre powerfully makes the case for inheritance tax

Doctor and popular science author Ben Goldacre: “All tax is annoying. Here are 6 reasons why inheritance tax is okay.”

Nicely put though it makes for a much better argument that such transfers of wealth should be taxed rather than as an argument that inheritance tax is the best way to do this. The alternative is a tax on the recipients of inheritance largesse, rather than on the estate that is handing it out.

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