William H. Gates, Sr. is the
co-author with Chuck Collins of a new book, Wealth and Our Commonwealth: Why America Should Tax Accumulated Fortunes.
Following Mr. Gates’ presentation, a distinguished panel of experts will comment on the impact repeal of the estate tax would have on charitable giving, small businesses and family farms, state budgets, the nation’s overall economic growth, and more.
The panel, which will be moderated by Robert Reischauer (president of the Urban Institute), includes:
- Bruce Bartlett, National Center for Policy Analysis (former Treasury deputy assistant secretary)
- Len Burman, Urban Institute (co-director, TPC and former Treasury deputy assistant secretary)
- William Gale, Brookings Institution (co-director, TPC and former senior staff economist, Council of Economic Advisers)
- Raymond Scheppach, National Governors Association (former deputy director, Congressional Budget Office)
More information is available on the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center website. Seating is limited. Please RSVP as soon as possible to
Karen McKenzie, (202) 261-5709 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A limited number of copies of the Gates book will be available at the forum.