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Wealth Management: Sharing the Wealth

Since the enactment of the modern estate tax in 1916, its merits have been debated by the people it affects most: the nation’s wealthiest families. The Republicans’ successful maneuvers to phase out the estate tax by 2010 have been cause for celebration by many, but an unlikely crusader has emerged to argue for its restoration: […]

Wealth Management: Helter Shelter

Ever since the colonists dumped British tea into Boston Harbor, Americans have been going to great lengths to protect their wealth from the tax collector. When the government increased the levy on horse-drawn coaches with metal—not wood or leather—suspensions, shrewd entrepreneurs sold retrofitting kits that enabled carriage owners to travel on the newest metal springs […]