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Title

History of Property Taxes in the United States

Author

Glenn W. Fisher

Categories

Economic History
Welfare Economics: Allocative Efficiency, Externalities, Fairness, Altruism
Law and Economics
Public Economics
Distribution: Income, Wealth, Other

Type

Article

Description

The growth of the property tax in America was closely related to economic and political conditions on the frontier. This article describes how in pre-commercial agricultural areas the property tax was a feasible source of local government revenue and equal taxation of wealth was consistent with the prevailing equalitarian ideology.

URL

http://www.eh.net/encyclopedia/?article=fisher.property.tax.history.us

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