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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier University Press (Oct. 4 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1554588324
  • ISBN-13: 978-1554588329
  • Product Dimensions: 22.8 x 15.2 x 2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 458 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #69,076 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This is a valuable and much needed discussion on the value of paying taxes. The contributors provide a thorough discussion of the history and changing attitudes toward the payment of taxes and make a solid case for the position that if we are to continue to receive high quality public services we cannot avoid paying for them.
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This book starts with the premise that taxes serve a good and useful purpose. The author is writing about Canada but it could very well be about the US. He reminds us that taxes pay for important things that we could not buy ourselves. We pay taxes to sustain the community. It is written in a very accessible style with charts where necessary. I am surprised by the similarity of the broad political trends there with the ones currently in the US. The book is timely and presents a good set of arguments for taxes as part of the glue that holds us together as a community, a state and a nation. Excellent

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