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Taxation and the promotion of human happiness : an essay

Author: George Warde Norman; D P O'Brien; John Creedy
Publisher: Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, ©2009.
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In 1821 George Warde Norman began an essay on taxation as part of the utilitarian programme. This book represents his final thoughts, themselves a manifestation of a significant element in the  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George Warde Norman; D P O'Brien; John Creedy
ISBN: 9781848444850 1848444850
OCLC Number: 300404192
Description: xlii, 209 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Contents: Part I: Introduction 1. Political Economy and Taxation 2. Advantages of Taxation Part II: Qualities of Taxation 3. Taxes and Other Sources of Revenue 4. Computability 5. Simplicity 6. Frugality in Collection 7. Constancy 8. Divisibility 9. Popularity 10. Noninterference 11. Equality 12. Uncorruptiveness 13. Unvexatiousness 14. Unevasibility Part III: Review of Existing or Supposed Taxes 15. Motives Influencing the Framers of Taxes 16. General Observations on Indirect Taxes 17. Custom House Duties 18. The Excise Monopolies 19. Taxes on Particular Classes or Persons 20. Direct Taxes on Objects of Luxury 21. Taxes on Travelling and the Conveyance of Intelligence 22. Taxes on Justice 23. Taxes on the Transfer of Property, on Knowledge, on Prudence, on Ingenuity, and on Health 24. Taxes on Rent, Tythe, Land Tax 25. Continuation of Taxes on Rent, Poor Rate, House and Window Tax 26. The Poll-Tax 27. Legacy Duty and Stamp Duty on Probates of Wills 28. The Assessed Taxes and Stamp Duties 29. Turnpike and Bridge Tolls, Barrieres and Harbour and Light Dues 30. Taxes on Vices 31. The Income Tax in England 32. An Improved Property Tax 33. Proposals for Reform
Responsibility: by George Warde Norman ; edited by D.P. O'Brien ; with John Creedy.

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