Making the Modern American Fiscal State: Law, Politics, and the Rise of Progressive Taxation, 1877-1929, by Ajay K Mehrotra (Review)

46 Journal of Interdisciplinary History 133 (Summer 2015)

UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 430

6 Pages Posted: 29 May 2015

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Dennis J. Ventry

University of California, Davis - School of Law

Date Written: May 27, 2015

Abstract

Mehrotra’s award-winning book is a tour de force. It chronicles a transformative period in the development of the American fiscal state during which the old order — characterized by indirect, hidden, mercilessly regressive, and partisan taxation — gave way to a direct, transparent, steeply progressive, and professionally administered tax regime

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Ventry, Dennis J., Making the Modern American Fiscal State: Law, Politics, and the Rise of Progressive Taxation, 1877-1929, by Ajay K Mehrotra (Review) (May 27, 2015). 46 Journal of Interdisciplinary History 133 (Summer 2015), UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 430, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2611305

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