Making the Modern American Fiscal State (BOK)

Ajay K Mehrotra

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At the turn of the twentieth century, the US system of public finance underwent a dramatic transformation. The late nineteenth-century regime of indirect, hidden, partisan, and regressive taxes was eclipsed in the early twentieth century by a direct, transparent, professionally administered, and progressive tax system. This book uncovers the contested roots and paradoxical consequences of this fundamental shift in American tax law and policy. It argues that the move toward a regime of direct and graduated taxation marked the emergence of a new fiscal polity - a new form of statecraft that was guided not simply by the functional need for greater revenue but by broader social concerns about economic justice, civic identity, bureaucratic capacity, and public power. Between the end of Reconstruction and the onset of the Great Depression, the intellectual, legal, and administrative foundations of the modern fiscal state first took shape. This book explains how and why this new fiscal polity came to be.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Ajay K Mehrotra
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9781107043923
Antall sider 432 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,8cm x 3,3cm
Vekt 816 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Public finance