Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Lebron James sparked a meme over the NBA's version of Mount Rushmore (Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, and George Washington) when he listed the four greatest players in NBA history as Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, and Oscar Robertson. Kobe Bryant chimed in with his own version: Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, and Bill Russell. ESPN has created a Mount Rushmore of Sports, with lists of the four all-time greats in a variety of sports, and the media has created a wide range of Mount Rushmore lists.
I thought it would be fun to create a Tax Prof Mount Rushmore. I asked the 350 subscribers to the TaxProf Email Discussion Group to take a survey identifying the four tax professors who belong on the TaxProf Mount Rushmore. 57 (16.3%) of the subscribers completed the survey and voted for 56 different tax professors. The Tax Prof Mount Rushmore is: