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Volume 16  Number 4  •  Spring 2012
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Taxpayers and Tax Spenders
Does a Zero Tax Price Matter?
By Jody W. Lipford, Bruce Yandle
This article appeared in the Spring 2012 issue of The Independent Review

James Madison and John Calhoun were right to worry that the wrong fiscal regime would spell the demise of limited government. The enactment of the federal income tax eroded a traditional constraint on government spending and set the stage for the redistribution of wealth from taxpayers to tax consumers.

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Other Independent Review articles by Jody W. Lipford
    Spring 2018   Who Is the Forgotten Man (and Woman) on the Fiscal Commons?
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    Winter 2004   Armageddon Averted
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Other Independent Review articles by Bruce Yandle
    Spring 2018   Who Is the Forgotten Man (and Woman) on the Fiscal Commons?
    Spring 2018   The Bureaucrat Kings
    Spring 2016   Stagnation by Regulation in America’s Kudzu Economy
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