A short history of the income tax

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September 28, 2011
Wall Street Journal
by John Steele Gordon  
Posted in Commentary, LAND Commentary, PND Commentary

"Whether the 'millionaires and billionaires' are actually paying their fair share of taxes is a matter for the electorate to decide. After all, fairness is hardly an objective standard. Before the modern era, however, the federal tax system was manifestly unfair by any reasonable standard, grossly biased in favor of the well off." [editor's note - This doesn't back to the origins of taxation (tribute to the emperor), but it's a good start - SAT] (09/27/11)


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