The House of Representatives votes this week on a plan to reduce and eventually abolish estate taxes. A panel explains how the estate tax works today, who is affected by it, and why there is strong support for getting rid of it.

Guests

  • Lori Nitschke Congressional Quarterly
  • Charles Davenport law professor at Rutgers University
  • Bruce Bartlett columnist, former Reagan economic policy aide, and Treasury Department appointee under George H.W. Bush. Latest book: "The New American Economy: The Failure of Reaganomics and a New Way Forward."

Related Links

Topics + Tags

Comments

comments powered by Disqus
Most Recent Shows

Susan Faludi: “In the Darkroom”

Thursday, Jun 30 2016At age 76, Susan Faludi's father underwent sex reassignment surgery. When Stephen became Stefanie, the feminist writer sets out on a journey to better understand her father -- an exploration that becomes an inquiry into the meaning of identity.

Can We Trust Our Cars?

Thursday, Jun 30 2016There were more airbag recalls this week, and VW has agreed to pay nearly fifteen billion in its emissions cheating scandal. Meanwhile, cars with driverless technology are becoming available, but whether they will make us safer is up for debate. A look at auto safety and consumer trust.