Blood, Brains & Money: Entrepreneurship and the New Inequality

victor fleischer

professor of law
Blood, Brains & Money

Blood Brains & Money explains how the rich get richer. Drawing on research in economics, tax, law, and history, I show how rising inequality is best explained by differences in labor income, not by investments or by inherited wealth.

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My research focuses on tax policy, venture capital, private equity, and higher education policy.

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I write the Standard Deduction column for the New York Times.

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I advise investment funds and private clients on public policy issues relating to tax, regulation, and philanthropy. I am not a registered lobbyist and seek to influence legislation only in the public interest.

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Victor Fleischer

professor, author, consultant, speaker, muckraker
tax policy, private equity, inequality, higher education

Victor Fleischer is a Professor of Law at the University of San Diego, where he teaches and writes in the areas of tax policy, venture capital, private equity, entrepreneurship, and inequality. Before moving to San Diego in 2013, Mr. Fleischer taught in a full-time or visiting capacity at Columbia University, University of Colorado, University of Illinois, Georgetown University, UCLA, and NYU.

Mr. Fleischer also writes the “Standard Deduction” column for the New York Times. A 2006 draft of his NYU Law Review article, Two and Twenty: Taxing Partnership Profits in Private Equity Funds, is credited with sparking the debate about how to tax carried interest.

Mr. Fleischer lives in San Diego with his wife, Miranda, who also teaches tax law, and with his daughter, Penelope.

  • Research

    Blood, Brains & Money: Entrepreneurship and the New Inequality

  • Teaching

    S2016: Corporate Tax, Tax Policy, Venture Capital & Private Equity

  • Media

    New York Times column

  • Life

    Family, Buffalo Bills, Chicken Wings, IPAs

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“the intellectual godfather of private equity tax hikes” – Dealbreaker

I'm a Professor of Law at the University of San Diego, where I teach a range of tax and transactional courses.

Before joining the faculty here in 2013, I taught at several other law schools, including UCLA, Georgetown, Illinois, Colorado, and NYU.

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