June 9, 2006
Book Prize Is Yanked From Yale Professors Over Author's Role in Graduate-Student Labor Dispute
LABOR PAINS: Two professors at Yale University, Ian Shapiro and Michael J. Graetz, expected to receive the 2006 Sidney Hillman Award on May 23 at a ceremony in New York City. Instead they got telephone calls that morning telling them that the judges had reversed a decision to honor the professors' book on the repeal of the estate tax, Death by a Thousand Cuts: The Fight Over Taxing Inherited Wealth (Princeton University Press, 2005).
"I was stunned," said Mr. Shapiro, a professor of