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How States Pay for Wars

Rosella Cappella Zielinski

in How States Pay for Wars

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702495
eISBN:
9781501705960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702495.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter explains how states confront the costs of fighting a war. In 1749, the poet Samuel Johnson had written that wars result in such vast sums of debt that they bankrupt the state, while Adam ... More


A “Horse and Buggy” Statute: 1952–1961

Michael Littlewood

in Taxation Without Representation: The History of Hong Kong's Troublingly Successful Tax System

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622090996
eISBN:
9789882207455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622090996.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines Sir Arthur Clarke's term as Financial Secretary and the works of the First Review Committee. Clarke had arrived in the Colony in 1930 and served as Commissioner of War Taxation ... More


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