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Both proposals would funnel government benefits to each party's most loyal voters.

And no, the answer is not more or better enforcement.

If King John and his successors hadn't taxed the rich and powerful so heavily, we might not have representative government and strong courts today.

  • David Stasavage
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  • Taxes, UK
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  • Jun 15, 2015
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Why don't voters take from the rich and give to themselves?

  • David Samuels
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  • Taxes
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  • Jun 5, 2015
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People want to pay "fees" even less than "taxes."

  • John D'Attoma, Sven Steinmo
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  • Apr 15, 2015
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The answer dates back to 1917, and it isn't about living the American Dream.

  • Clarissa Hayward
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  • Taxes
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  • Apr 15, 2015
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Offshore tax havens generate economic distortions and grave injustices, but they have received relatively little public or scholarly scrutiny.

  • Neil A. Abrams, M. Steven Fish
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  • Feb 12, 2015
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History suggests a surprising lesson: no taxation of the rich, no democracy.

  • Deborah Boucoyannis
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  • Aug 18, 2014
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Why Israel's poorest citizens don't mind huge defense budgets.

  • Jonathan Caverley
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  • Israel
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  • Jul 28, 2014
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