2 Law Profs Create Website to Encourage Rich to Give 'Unconscionable' Tax Breaks to Charity
Two law professors and a political science professor have created a new website to encourage those they see as having benefited unduly from recent tax legislation to give the extra money to charity.
That is to say, the rich, reports the Wall Street Journal.
The website, giveitbackforjobs.org, is intended both to make it easy for those with extra moolah to donate and to send a political message that they are doing so.
Calling the tax cuts included in the legislation “unconscionable,” professor Daniel Markovits of Yale Law School joined with a Yale University political science professor and a Cornell Law School colleague in announcing the new site. They urged donors to “pledge their money to support the kinds of programs that will help families, create jobs, and set the country moving toward a just prosperity.”
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