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The Wolf at the Door

The Menace of Economic Insecurity and How to Fight It

Michael J. Graetz is Columbia Alumni Professor of Tax Law at Columbia University and Justus S. Hotchkiss Professor Emeritus of Law at Yale Law School. He has served in various posts in the Department of the Treasury and is the author of several books on the politics and economics of public policy, including, with Ian Shapiro, Death by a Thousand Cuts: The Fight over Taxing Inherited Wealth.

Ian Shapiro is Sterling Professor of Political Science at Yale University. His recent books include Politics against Domination and, with Frances Rosenbluth, Responsible Parties: Saving Democracy from Itself.

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