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Anne Alstott
Anne Alstott is a Professor of Law at Yale Law School. An expert in taxation and social policy, she was named a professor at Yale Law School in 1997 and the Jacquin D. Bierman Professor of Taxation in 2004. She served as deputy dean in 2002 and 2004 and twice won the Yale Law Women teaching award. From 2008 to 2011, she was the Manley O. Hudson Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. Prior to coming to Yale, she taught at Columbia Law and before that, served as an attorney-advisor in the Treasury Department’s Office of Tax Legislative Counsel. Her books include No Exit: What Parents Owe Children and What Society Owes Parents (Oxford University Press, 2004) and The Stakeholder Society(with Bruce Ackerman, Yale University Press, 1999). She holds an A.B., summa cum laude, in economics from Georgetown University and a J.D. from Yale Law School.

Entries by Anne Alstott

How Hillary Can Join the Revolution

(157) Comments | Posted June 7, 2016 | 10:18 AM

By a margin of 77 to 23 percent, Swiss voters rejected a referendum on Sunday that aimed for nothing less than an economic revolution. In advancing their "basic income" initiative, advocates proposed to send a monthly check of $2500 to every adult resident of the country (plus an extra $625...

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Democratizing Wall Street?

(151) Comments | Posted October 12, 2011 | 9:59 AM

With Beltway Democrats flirting with millionaire taxes, Occupy Wall Street is raising a more existential question: the economic crisis is crushing the hopes of the younger generation. Unemployment in 2010 was 9.6%, but it was 15.5% for Americans between 20-24 and 10.9% for those between 25-29. Astonishingly, people...

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Class Warfare?

(1044) Comments | Posted September 27, 2011 | 9:07 AM

President Obama's "millionaire tax" has generated two sound-bite replies. Not only is he engaging in "class warfare," but he is indulging in sheer political posturing -- there simply isn't a lot of money to be raised by targeting the super-rich. Both charges are mistaken.

Taxation aimed at the rich doesn't...

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