John Le Carre wrote:... we have to limit hugely the amount of inherited wealth anyone can receive.
Do you agree?
The way I see it, inheritance maintains inequality in society and makes a mockery of the idea of a meritocracy or people having equal chances in life. On the other hand, it's very human to want to pass something on to your kids and, while it strikes me that it would be logical to ban inheritance altogether, I wouldn't like it and pretty well no-one else would.
Also, there would be issues such as passing on family owned businesses, and turfing people out of their homes because their parents have died.
So what should we do if we want to create a more equal and fair society? Set a limit? What do you think the limit should be? Or should we carry on as we are?