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A History of Taxation and Expenditure in the Western World

Carolyn Webber; Aaron Wildavsky

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ISBN 10: 067163321X / ISBN 13: 9780671633219
Published by Touchstone Books / Simon & Schuster, NY, 1987
Used Condition: Almost Fine Heavy Printed Wraps
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734pp with Index. Heavy printed color wraps. 1st Ed. with compete number ine. Tight, square, bright copy with firm corners. No internal names, notes or markings. No DJ issued. I started to read this and then I couldn't put it down! USPS Tracking provided. H Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 17012

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Title: A History of Taxation and Expenditure in the...

Publisher: Touchstone Books / Simon & Schuster, NY

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Heavy Printed Wraps

Book Condition:Almost Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: None

Edition: First Edition

Book Type: History

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Throughout history, all governments, regardless of their form, have sustained themselves by controlling the purse. This exercise of the power to tax their citizens and allocate resources has resulted in a variety of revenue devices and spending practices. It has also caused problems such as deficits, tax inequities, and revolts, not unlike those faced by present-day governments. Webber and Wildavsky's book is a comprehensive analysis of the various social systems of taxation and budgeting in ancient, medieval, and modern Europe. Their historical study also covers such hotly debated issues as budget balancing, welfare state, and governmental growth. A topical contribution, recommended for academic and large public libraries. M. Bal achandran, Univ. of Illinois Lib. at Urbana-Champaign
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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