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Issue 12 | Is Unlimited Inheritance Un-American?

By Jim Grote
Published Jan. 25, 2005 6:00 p.m.
According to Warren Buffet, Bill Gates Sr., Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Paine, and Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt, unlimited dynastic wealth is not only at odds with the spirit of the Founding Fathers, but anti-productivity.

About Jim Grote | Jim Grote, CFP. is a financial writer with over 20 years experience as a development offcer. A member of Planned Giving Today's Editorial Advisory Board, he has recently written for Bloomberg Wealth Manger, Families in Business, Family Business Review, Financial Advisor, Journal of Financial Planning, and MorningstarAdvisor.com. He received a Certified Financial Planner Board Article Award in the Professional/Trade Category in both 2003 and 2004. Jim has been an adjunct professor in Business Ethics and Philosophy at several universities. His book (co-authored with John McGeeney), Clever as Serpents: Business Ethics and Office Politics, was translated and published in Germany and Indonesia. © 2005 Jim Grote

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