Give and Take: The Citizen-Taxpayer and the Rise of Canadian Democracy (Hardback)Shirley Tillotson (author)
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A book about tax history that's a real page-turner? Give and Take is full of surprises. A Canadian millionaire who embraced the new federal income tax in 1917. A socialist hero who deplored the burden of big government. Most surprising, twentieth-century taxes have made us richer, in political engagement and more. Taxes make the power of the state obvious, and Canadians often resisted that power. But this is not simply a tale of tax rebels. Tillotson argues that Canadians also made real contributions to democracy when they taxed wisely and paid willingly.
Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 800 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
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