This brief survey is the first comprehensive historical overview of the US federal tax systems published since 1967. Brownlee describes the five principal stages of federal taxation in relation to the crises that led to their adoption. Now in a new edition, Brownlee extends his coverage to the present.
Cover; Half-title; Series-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Taxation and national emergencies; 1 The formative tax regimes, 1789-1916; 2 The democratic-statist tax regimes, 1916-1941; 3 The era of easy finance, 1941-1980; 4 The "Reagan Revolution," 1980-1986; 5 Reviving the old regime, 1986-2000; 6 Threatening the old regime, 2000-present; Historiography and bibliography; THE POSTPROGRESSIVE ANALYSIS OF SOCIAL INTERESTS; POSTPROGRESSIVE VIEWS OF THE ROLE OF THE STATE; THE DEMOCRATIC-INSTITUTIONALIST APPROACH; Index
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