A New History of Taxation, Lecture 1: The Making of a Tax Historian | Charles Adams
From the ancient world to the present, taxes have shaped far more political and social history than has previously been known. This series of lectures by tax historian Charles Adams, based on original research, illuminates episodes in light of the tendency of government to tax beyond the point where people will tolerate. This is the fascinating history of the real robber barons. Recorded at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama; 26-30 July 2004. http://mises.orgPlaylist for complete lecture series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFECEE3E2A57E778E* * * *Charles Adams, tax historian, is the author of three books on the topic of taxation, including "For Good and Evil: The Impact of Taxes on the Course of Civilization." His research has highlighted the role that the state's relentless drive for more revenue has inspired wars, revolutions, and every manner of political upheaval. Links to selected online writings by Charles Adams:Tax Resistance, Then and Nowhttps://www.lewrockwell.com/2013/04/charles-adams/tax-resistance-then-and-now/50 Years a Lawyerhttps://www.lewrockwell.com/2007/04/charles-adams/50-years-a-lawyer/The Indomitable Harry Margolis The Rest of the Storyhttps://www.lewrockwell.com/2007/04/charles-adams/the-indomitable-harry-margolis-the-rest-of-the-story/In Search of the Tax Historianhttps://www.lewrockwell.com/2007/01/charles-adams/in-search-of-the-tax-historian/A Historian Looks at Tax Havenshttps://www.lewrockwell.com/2002/09/charles-adams/an-historian-looks-at-tax-havens/'Down, Down to Hell! and Say I Sent Thee!!'https://www.lewrockwell.com/2006/10/charles-adams/down-down-to-hell-and-say-i-sentthee/A Death Knell for Tax Havens?https://www.lewrockwell.com/2005/08/charles-adams/a-death-knell-for-tax-havens/The Future of an Illusion: Kerry's Tax Policyhttps://www.lewrockwell.com/2004/09/charles-adams/the-future-of-an-illusion-kerrystaxpolicy/What Nat King Cole Would Have Told Martha Stewarthttps://www.lewrockwell.com/2004/03/charles-adams/what-nat-king-cole-would-have-told-martha-stewart/The Rocky Road of American Taxationhttp://mises.org/story/2110The Dark Side of the Tax Statehttp://mises.org/daily/372Taxes in America http://mises.org/freemarket_detail.aspx?control=297The Rich Won't Be Soakedhttp://mises.org/freemarket_detail.aspx?control=514Liberty and Taxes: How Compatible Are They?http://libertariannation.org/a/f22a1.htmlTranscript from 1993 C-SPAN interview on the history of taxationhttp://www.booknotes.org/Transcript/?ProgramID=1148Iraq: The Lessons of Historyhttps://www.lewrockwell.com/2007/07/charles-adams/iraq-the-lessons-of-history/The Land of the Not-So Free Espionage Act 1917https://www.lewrockwell.com/2007/05/charles-adams/the-land-of-the-not-so-free-espionage-act-1917/* * * *DISCLAIMER: This audio presentation is owned by the Ludwig von Mises Institute and is protected under Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0). http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/This YouTube channel is in no way endorsed by or affiliated with the Mises Institute, any of its scholars or staff members.