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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

01/08/2009Audio/Video
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

12/20/2008Audio/Video
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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3. The Kaleidoscopic Romans

Taxes and SpendingWorld History

09/06/2004Audio/Video
Adams begins with a few tidbits: taxation problems caused the end of Egypt and the taxes that the Greeks put on the Jews were an excessive one-third. Sulla of Rome created special tax agents, essentially IRS agents, to collect taxes. Cicero felt that the era of chaos made a military dictatorship...
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