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War Taxation Some Comments and Letters   By: (1867-1934)

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War Taxation Some Comments and Letters by Otto Hermann Kahn is a captivating and thought-provoking exploration of the economic and moral dimensions of war taxation. Written by the distinguished banker and philanthropist, Otto Hermann Kahn, this book provides a unique perspective on one of the most pressing issues of our time.

Kahn delves into the complexities of war taxation through a collection of comments and letters, offering an in-depth analysis of the impact of wartime fiscal policy on both the economy and society. His astute observations present a comprehensive view of the consequences of such taxation, delving into both the financial and social implications.

One of the most impressive aspects of this book is Kahn's ability to intertwine economic theory with real-world examples and personal anecdotes. He seamlessly combines rigorous analysis with personal experiences, making the text engaging and relatable. This multi-dimensional approach makes it accessible to a wide range of readers, from those with an economic background to those interested in the broader social implications of war taxation.

Kahn's writing style is clear, concise, and precisely focused. He avoids unnecessary jargon, making it easier for readers to grasp complex concepts without sacrificing the depth of his analysis. Moreover, his logical and persuasive arguments are supported by a plethora of well-researched facts and examples, adding credibility and strength to his positions.

Perhaps one of the most poignant parts of the book is the inclusion of various letters from soldiers and civilians directly affected by war taxation. These personal accounts provide a human touch, revealing the profound impact of such policies on ordinary people's lives. These emotional narratives serve as a stark reminder of the human cost of war and the responsibility governments have towards their citizens.

While the book is primarily focused on war taxation, Kahn also delves into related topics such as government spending, debt financing, and the potential alternatives to war taxation. This comprehensive approach adds depth and breadth to the discussion, allowing readers to explore different facets of fiscal policy and its implications.

If there is any flaw in this book, it would be the occasional repetitiveness of certain arguments. However, this minor issue is overshadowed by the wealth of knowledge and insights it offers.

Overall, War Taxation Some Comments and Letters by Otto Hermann Kahn is a highly informative and engaging read that challenges readers to think critically about the economic and moral dilemmas associated with war taxation. Kahn's compelling arguments and compelling use of real-life examples make this book a must-read for anyone interested in understanding the multifaceted implications of fiscal policy during times of conflict.

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War Taxation

Some Comments and Letters



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Some Comments Pages 7 to 42


I THE INCOME TAX Pages 43 to 60


War Taxation

The recent publication of a little pamphlet entitled "Some Comments on War Taxation" elicited numerous interesting comments by the readers. The points to which these comments mainly related were the statements contained in the pamphlet that:

First. If our neighbor Canada continues her present policy of not taxing incomes, or if she imposes only a moderate tax while rates of income taxation in America are fixed at oppressively and unnecessarily high rates, there can be little question that the ultimate result will be an outflow of capital to Canada, and that men of enterprise will seek that country.

Second. Moneyed men not having their capital engaged in active business, if they are so constituted that their consciences permit them to evade their share of monetary sacrifice, can put their funds into tax exempt securities.

In reference to the foregoing points, I have written two letters in answer to correspondents. These letters contain an elaboration of certain arguments and viewpoints set forth in the original article on War Taxation and also refer to some additional phases of the subject... Continue reading book >>

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