Viable and sustainable sources of government income

I’d like to see trusts & estates reform that forces dynastic fortunes back into circulation. One way to do that would be by limiting opportunities for tax-free intergenerational wealth accretion. In 2000, I published a law review article calling to reconceptualize estate taxes as sharply progressive taxes on large gifts and bequests.

Among expenses, we could save an immense fortune if we redeployed even a fraction of our foolish & fraudulent spending on the military to more productive uses. In particular, I’d like to radically increase federal spending on social services, and establish healthcare, housing, and food as human rights.