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Charles Adams

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Charles Adams (1930-2013) was an attorney in private practice and a specialist in international taxation. He wrote extensively on taxes and their impact on civilization, for outlets including the New York TimesWashington Post, and Wall Street Journal. He was also an adjunct scholar at the Mises Institute and the Cato Institute. Among other books he was the author of For Good and Evil: The Impact of Taxes on the Course of Civilization.

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Those Dirty, Rotten Taxes

Big GovernmentTaxes and Spending

01/08/2009Mises Media
Sponsored by the Mises Institute and held in Newport Beach, California; January 24-25, 1997.
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Resistance to Taxes: Then and Now

Taxes and SpendingU.S. History

12/20/2008Mises Media
1998 Mises Institute Supporters Summit, Palm Springs, California; February 27-28, 1998. [24:03]
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The Rocky Road of American Taxation

Taxes and SpendingU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyFiscal TheoryPolitical Theory

04/15/2006Mises Daily Articles
No modern revolution was deeper rooted in taxation than the revolt of the Thirteen Colonies in British North America, writes Charles Adams.
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The Rich Won't Be Soaked

Taxes and Spending

11/01/2004The Free Market
The middle classes have always been the only dependable source for taxes. If a government really wants revenue, that is where they have to go.
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2. The Bible's World of Taxes

Taxes and SpendingWorld History

09/06/2004Mises Media
Adams begins this session with facts about taxation being the basis of the Civil War, not slavery. If the British had not taxed the colonies, the colonies would have remained with Britain and slavery would have been ended when Britain ended it. The thousand year history of the Romans covered...
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