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"The eight essays in Funding the Modern American State, 1945–1995, offer an excellent guide to US tax policy in the twentieth century."—Robert Cuff, Business Library Review

Chapter List

Part I. Introduction: Methodological and Historical
1. Reflections on the History of Taxation
2. Tax regimes, National Crises, and State-Building in America—Taxation for War, Social Security, and Economic Stability
3. Mass-based Income Taxation: Creating a Taxpaying Culture, 1940–1952
4. Social Security and the Financing of the American State
5. The Fiscal Revolution in America

Part II. 1964 to 1994: Tax Reform and the Political Process
6. Learning the Ways and Means: Wilbur Mills and a Fiscal Community, 1954–1964
7. American Business and the Taxing State: Alliances for Growth in the Postwar Period The Next Revenue Regime
8. Financing the American State at the Turn of the Century

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