Sunday, January 3, 2016

The Rich and the Gov't: Keeping Their Fortunes Safe from Democracy

For the Wealthiest, a Private Tax System That Saves Them Billions from the New York Times
"With inequality at its highest levels in nearly a century and public debate rising over whether the government should respond to it through higher taxes on the wealthy, the very richest Americans have financed a sophisticated and astonishingly effective apparatus for shielding their fortunes. Some call it the “income defense industry,” consisting of a high-priced phalanx of lawyers, estate planners, lobbyists and anti-tax activists who exploit and defend a dizzying array of tax maneuvers, virtually none of them available to taxpayers of more modest means."

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