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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Opinion Today: The End of Inheritance

image from https://s3.amazonaws.com/feather-client-files-aviary-prod-us-east-1/2017-12-25/1f294047-44b5-4651-96b0-4e5846ffed5b.pngThe cost of caring for aging populations in western nations is becoming an ever-increasing concern. As health and elder care costs rise, it becomes more and more of a struggle for individuals to afford end-of-life care. With this, the middle-class dream of leaving something behind for children and loved ones seems less realistic. A reasonable and balanced political conversation regarding elder care is woefully overdue.

See Sebastian Payne, Opinion Today: The End of Inheritance, Financial Times, December 23, 2017.

Special thanks to Joel C. Dobris (Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law) for bringing this article to my attention.

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/2017/12/opinion-today-the-end-of-inheritance.html

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