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作者 Tillotson, Shirley Maye, 1956- author
書名 Give and take : the citizen-taxpayer and the rise of Canadian democracy / Shirley Tillotson
出版項 Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, [2017]
©2017
國際標準書號 9780774836722 (hardback)
0774836725 (hardback)
9780774836746 (pdf)
9780774836753 (epub)
9780774836760 (mobi)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  HJ2449 .T55 2017    在架上    30610020563086
說明 vi, 438 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-422) and index
Talking tax -- We, the taxpayers -- Canada's conservative tax structure -- Resistance in the interwar years -- Taxation at the edges of citizenship -- Honour, confidence, and federalism during the depression -- Warfare, welfare, and the mass income tax payer -- New publics and the taxman in the 1950s -- Poverty, bureaucracy, and taxes -- Reform and populism in the 1960s -- Self-interest, community, and the evolution of the citizen-taxpayer
"Can a book about tax history be a page-turner? You wouldn't think so. But Give and Take is full of surprises. A Canadian millionaire who embraced the new federal income tax in 1917. A socialist hero, J.S. Woodsworth, who deplored the burden of big government. Most surprising of all, it reveals that taxes deliver something more than armies and schools. They build democracy. Tillotson launches her story with the 1917 war income tax, takes us through the tumultuous tax fights of the interwar years, proceeds to the remaking of income taxation in the 1940s and onwards, and finishes by offering a fresh angle on the fierce conflicts surrounding tax reform in the 1960s. Taxes show us the power of the state, and Canadians often resisted that power, disproving the myth that we have all been good loyalists. But Give and Take is neither a simple tale of tax rebels nor a tirade against the taxman. Canadians also made real contributions to democracy when they taxed wisely and paid willingly. Given that citizens confronting taxes is a sign of a vigorously democratic political life, our unruly tax history should be better known, and perhaps even celebrated"-- Provided by publisher
主題 Taxation -- Canada -- History
Democracy -- Canada -- History
Taxation -- Canada -- History
Democracy. fast (OCoLC)fst00890077
Taxation. fast (OCoLC)fst01143876
Canada. fast (OCoLC)fst01204310
History. fast (OCoLC)fst01411628
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