Ode On A Grecian Tax : Planet Money Taxes get a bad reputation, but they were central to the formation of representative government, says financial historian William N. Goetzmann.
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Ode On A Grecian Tax

Merry's Museum, 1842
Solon writing laws for Athens
Merry's Museum, 1842

Taxes have been around for thousands of years. Governments want your money! But the relationship between taxes and representative government is particularly interesting. Today, The Indicator talks with financial historian William N. Goetzmann about the relationship between democracy and taxes.

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