Rebellion, Rascals, and Revenue: Tax Follies and Wisdom through the Ages

Author:   Michael Keen ,  Joel Slemrod
Publisher:   Princeton University Press
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9780691199542


Pages:   536
Publication Date:   06 April 2021
Format:   Hardback
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An engaging and enlightening account of taxation told through lively, dramatic, and sometimes ludicrous stories drawn from around the world and across the ages Governments have always struggled to tax in ways that are effective and tolerably fair. Sometimes they fail grotesquely, as when, in 1898, the British ignited a rebellion in Sierra Leone

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Author:   Michael Keen ,  Joel Slemrod
Publisher:   Princeton University Press
Imprint:   Princeton University Press
ISBN:  

9780691199542


ISBN 10:   069119954
Pages:   536
Publication Date:   06 April 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Not yet available   Availability explained
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A spry survey of taxes over the course of history. . . . It won't ward off the April tax blues, but it does a fine job of explaining the hows and whys of taxation. * Kirkus Reviews *


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Michael Keen is deputy director of the Fiscal Affairs Department at the International Monetary Fund. Joel Slemrod is professor of economics at the University of Michigan, where he is also Paul W. McCracken Collegiate Professor at the Ross School of Business. Both have been awarded the National Tax Association's Daniel M. Holland Medal for distinguished lifetime contributions to the study and practice of public finance, and both are past presidents of the International Institute of Public Finance.

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