Interesting musings on inheritance tax from Matt Yglesias, including: "If I die with a $10 million estate and want to give $5 to 2 million different people, there doesn’t seem to me to be a good reason why the estate should be taxed. Better to tax inheritance since the actual concern is that I’ll give $10 million to my son…"
Matt is on fire today, hopefully not in a literal sense: he also coherently defends enjoying art that you know to be politically or morally indefensible (my related example would be Idiotic Bizarre’s rap on Eminem’s Amityville); and he has a new meme, of which more anon.
Despite my previous, err, harshness about Sean Thomas, he’s an irritatingly good writer. This week, he has a moving story of a Jew and his box from 19th century Cornwall, an excellent rundown of hangover cures (although he misses the most effective: start drinking again); and an attempt at winning the Bad Sex Award second time around.
Finally, the Adam Smith Institute has endorsed Robert Kilroy-Silk’s economic policy. The words ‘made for each other’ have never seemed so appropriate.