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The concept of a "wealth tax" or a tax on unrealized gains may be aimed at such situations as the DuPonts who own most of Delaware and have for generations and who will never sell any of their assets, barring unforeseeable circumstances. Why should they? They don't need to. I can sympathize with the idea that inherited, never taxed wealth is not a Good Thing. Without having read Sen. Wyden's proposal, maybe there is wiggle room between confiscating the family farm and allowing generations of DuPonts (I use them only as an easily recognized family - there are a number of others.) to live lives on unearned luxury. We seem to have developed an aristocracy of wealth. Maybe that is as unjust as any other aristocracy?

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