Show Notes: The Wolf at the Door

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Michael Graetz
S3 E4: The Wolf at the Door

Economic insecurity is affecting Americans’ lives in profound ways, both at home and in politics. Columbia law professor and UVA Law alumnus Michael Graetz discusses his proposals for reform.

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Show Notes: The Wolf at the Door

Michael Graetz

A leading expert on national and international tax law, Michael J. Graetz joined the Columbia Law School faculty in 2009, after 25 years at Yale Law School, where he is a professor of law emeritus and a professorial lecturer. He has written on a wide range of tax, international taxation, health policy and social insurance issues. His recent scholarship, including his 2016 book, “The Burger Court and the Rise of the Judicial Right” (with Linda Greenhouse of The New York Times), has focused on U.S. legal history and problems around economic inequality. His latest book, “The Wolf at the Door: The Menace of Economic Insecurity and How to Fight It” (with Ian Shapiro), proposes realistic policy solutions and strategies to make individuals and communities more secure.

In addition to his academic career — which has included teaching posts at the University of Southern California and the University of Virginia School of Law — Graetz has held several positions in the federal government. He was assistant to the secretary and special counsel for the Department of the Treasury in 1992, and deputy assistant secretary for tax policy at the Department of the Treasury from 1990 to 1991.

Graetz has been invited to testify as an expert witness on a variety of tax matters before U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means and the Senate Committee on Finance. His many honors include being elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and being chosen as a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellow. In 2013, he was awarded the National Tax Association’s Daniel M. Holland Medal for lifetime achievement in the study of the theory and practice of public finance.

Graetz received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and his B.B.A. from Emory University.

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