[Ads-l] Antedating of "Income Tax"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jun 8 11:47:50 UTC 2015


In Tea Party circles it is claimed that Karl Marx invented the concept of
"income tax."

So who ya gonna believe?

JL

On Sun, Jun 7, 2015 at 9:23 PM, Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at yale.edu> wrote:

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> income tax (OED 1799)
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> 1788 George Edwards _The Aggrandisement and National Perfection of Great
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> itain_ I. 241 (Eighteenth Century Collections Online)  We shall ...
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>  to enumerate the advantages, which will arise from embracing the proposed
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> Income Tax.
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> Fred Shapiro
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