Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One Before

“All in all, more taxes are going to be imposed on everybody, rich and poor alike, but mostly on people of moderate means who pay the largest share of indirect taxes and who will have to pay a greater and greater share of the direct taxes to support the most extravagant and wasteful administration the nation has ever known.”

Deseret News, 27 July 1938, p. 4

Author: Alex Sayf Cummings

Alex Sayf Cummings is an associate professor of history at Georgia State University, whose work deals with technology, law, public policy, and the political culture of the modern United States. Alex's writing has appeared in Salon, the Brooklyn Rail, the Journal of American History, the Journal of Urban History, Al Jazeera, and Southern Cultures, among other publications, and the book Democracy of Sound was published by Oxford University Press in 2013 (paperback, 2017). Alex can be followed on Twitter at @akbarjenkins.

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