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Book Review

Sheldon Pollack’s Interpretation of War, Taxation, and the U.S. State




Review of War, Revenue, and State Building: Financing the Development of the American State by Sheldon D. Pollack (Cornell University Press, 2009)


Robert Higgs is a Senior Fellow in Political Economy at the Independent Institute and Editor at Large of the Institute’s quarterly journal The Independent Review. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Johns Hopkins University, and he has taught at the University of Washington, Lafayette College, Seattle University, the University of Economics, Prague, and George Mason University.


New from Robert Higgs!
TAKING A STAND: Reflections on Life, Liberty, and the Economy
Organized into 99 short, accessible chapters Taking a Stand offers the grand opportunity to make Robert Higgs’ vast insights available to general readers by combining his keen analysis with his engaging wit, humility and compassion.







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