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The End of Hereditary American Fortunes

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Hardcover, 395 pages
Published 1939 by Jules Messner, Inc.
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Anthony Faber
May 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A dated (written in 1939) but still somewhat apropos look at the unequal distribution of wealth in the U.S. The history of the American wealthy is interesting and the blow-by-blow accounts of passing of the various means of narrowing the gap (direct election of Senators, income tax, estate tax, etc.) is informative.

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Gustavus Myers (1872–1942) was an American journalist and historian who published a series of influential studies on wealth accumulation. His name is associated with the muckraking era of U.S. literature—somewhat erroneously, since his work is not journalistic, does not aim at popular magazine publication and takes an altogether more scholarly investigative approach to its subjects.

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