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The terrific engine : income taxation and the modernization of the Canadian political imaginary

Author: David Tough
Publisher: Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Terrific Engine is the story of how the engine of income taxation profoundly transformed the way people talk and think about politics in Canada. What do we mean by left wing or right wing? This language of a political spectrum came into use in the early twentieth century, when political parties began to distinguish their platforms by offering different approaches to income distribution. Drawing on heated  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Tough, David, 1971-, author.
Terrific engine.
Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, 2018.
(CaOONL)20179080490
Online version:
Tough, David Lloyd.
Terrific engine.
Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, 2018
(OCoLC)1034732300
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Tough
ISBN: 9780774836777 0774836776
OCLC Number: 1029862850
Description: xii, 185 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : a political history of possibility --
A clear line? The great deception and the farmers' critique of the tariff, 1910-11 --
The brink of the abyss : the "conscription of wealth" and the party system, 1917-19 --
The curve of progressivity : "fiscal need" and the constitution, 1921-39 --
A modern measure? The income tax sublime and the left-right spectrum, 1940-45 --
Conclusion : income taxation, democracy, and the modern political imaginary.
Responsibility: David Tough.

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