For Good and Evil: The Impact of Taxes on the Course of Civilization

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Madison Books, 27 dic. 1992 - 318 páginas
A fascinating history... —Kirkus Reviews ...an acidly witty guide. —Wall Street Journal
 

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Adams, a tax attorney, presents the history of taxation from ancient times to the present. He studies tax law and collection procedures in ancient Egypt, Rome, Israel, Asia, Europe, and the United ... Leer reseña completa

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Taxes What They Are and Where They Began
1
The Kaleidoscopic Romans
75
The Middle Ages
129
Russia Switzerland Spain and Germany
167
The Ancien Régime
217
After Magna Carta
239
The Rocky Road of Early American Taxation
297
The Monster that Laid the Golden Egg
345
The Foursquare
481
Notes
485
Selected Bibliography
509
Illustration Credits
521
Index
523
About the Author
541
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