Joseph J. Thorndike

Tax | Politics | History

About the Book

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The president with a progressive reputation who proves more pragmatic than his ardent supporters had hoped. The legislators who serve the media apoplectic rhetoric. The magnates who pay no income tax and defend themselves with the perfectly true argument that doing so is 100 percent legal. And the public keenly invested in seeing everyone pay their fair share. Joseph J. Thorndike’s history of the U.S. federal tax system from the 1920s until the end of World War II might feel familiar. Yet Thorndike’s mining of governmental and popular media archives yields vital insights about our tax code and how we feel about it.

Read the First Chapter

An excerpt from the first chapter of Their Fair Share is available now.

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Their Fair Share will be published January 18. But you can preorder it today from 

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