Taxing inheritance will entrench, not decrease, racial inequality

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The current debate about inheritance in South Africa, sparked by an article by Professor Pierre de Vos on inheritance, misses some crucial points.
The current debate about inheritance in South Africa, sparked by an article by Professor Pierre de Vos on inheritance, misses some crucial points.

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The current debate about inheritance in South Africa, sparked by an article by Professor Pierre de Vos on inheritance, misses some crucial points.

While De Vos argues his point well, he does not come close to covering all the potential pitfalls of his suggestion (as he acknowledges towards the end), including the blatant unfairness of imposing restrictions on black people as to how wealth may be distributed when they have only just received the opportunity to acquire wealth.

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