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Revenue and Regulation: Lessons for E.U. Leaders from the Roman Empire to the Modern Era


Alexandar D. Tokarev


The King's College

Art Carden


affiliation not provided to SSRN

May 14, 2007


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Government structures are more bureaucratic (and their policies more redistributive) in the European Union than in the United States. The more 'statist' character of Europe is hardly a surprise given the leading role of France in the post-WWII integration of the continent. Economic freedom was never a priority for the French monarchs and republican parliaments. Admiration for the "invisible hand" of the market may have inspired brilliant thinkers such as Cantillon, Say, and Bastiat, but theirs were voices crying in the desert of interventionism. We explore European bureaucracy from the institutional changes of the late Roman Empire through the French Revolution.

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Tokarev, Alexandar D. and Carden, Art, Revenue and Regulation: Lessons for E.U. Leaders from the Roman Empire to the Modern Era (May 14, 2007). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1332145 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1332145

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Alexandar D. Tokarev
The Kings College (New York) ( email )
350 Fifth Ave Suite 1500
NY 10118
United States
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