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The limits of symbolic reform : the New Deal and taxation, 1933-1939

The limits of symbolic reform : the New Deal and taxation, 1933-1939

Author: Mark Hugh Leff
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

In The Limits of Symbolic Reform, Mark Leff examines the gap between politics and economics, between symbol and substance in the New Deal. He shows that Roosevelt's tax reform proposals had little  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Hugh Leff
ISBN: 0521262682 9780521262682 0521521246 9780521521246
OCLC Number: 10505812
Description: ix, 308 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Machine derived contents note: Acknowledgments --
Introduction: political imagery and financial reality --
Part I. Prelude to Reform: The New Deal Tax System. 1933-1935: 1. Taxing the forgotten man --
2. The congressional origins of soak-the-rich taxation --
Part II. One Part Revenue, Two Parts Rhetoric: The Reform Impulse in the Ascendant, 1935-1937: 3. The paradox of symbolic reform: enacting a wealth tax without sharing the wealth --
4. efore the fall: new deal tax reform, 1936-1937 --
Part III. New Deal Taxation Under Siege, 1937-1939: 5. The recession cometh --
6. New deal taxation and the business community, 1937-1939 --
7. The unkindest cuts of all: tax legislation in 1938 and 1939 --
8. Taxation, symbolic politics, and the new deal legacy --
Responsibility: Mark H. Leff.
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