The new death penalty

Dan Kohn (
Thu, 29 Jul 1999 09:35:46 -0700

"As the chart suggests, the United States could raise its average life
expectancy to 100 years with a stroke of the pen: Simply hike
inheritance taxes to 245 percent. (That is, you would not only give your
entire estate to the feds, your heirs would also pay 145 percent of its
value to the government.)"