The forgotten tax revolt of the 1930s

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April 19, 2011
Independent Institute
by David T. Beito  
Posted in Commentary

"Many historians depict the Great Depression as a turning point when bitter economic realities finally led the middle class to break from laissez-faire tradition and demand bigger government. This is not entirely untrue, but it’s only part of what happened. In its initial phase, the Depression also spawned a powerful movement for smaller government that included tax revolts. These revolts were not only more widespread but often more extreme than any sponsored by the tea party." (04/15/11)  

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