The Brian Lehrer Show Edit this Published in The Brian Lehrer Show Estate Tax Lapse Listen 15 min Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/32221/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend The estate tax, sometimes dubbed 'the death tax', is no longer in effect for 2010. Daniel Gross, senior editor at Newsweek and columnist at Slate, discusses the policy and politics of the estate tax.