…you just can’t figure out what economist Don Boudreaux is getting at in his letter responding to an article in the LA Timesis when he says:

Whatever are the merits, or lack thereof, of a tax on estates, you are
deceptively wrong to call a decision not to raise that tax a ?handout.?  Because taxes are paid from resources created and earned by private
citizens, resources that are not taxed are not ?handed out? to the people who created or earned them; these people already rightfully own these resources.