Weston, Stephen F. Principles of Justice in Taxation. New York: Columbia University Press, 1903. 299 pp. Reprinted 2003 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584772804; ISBN-10: 1584772808. Hardcover. New. $70. * In this theoretical examination of the principles and difficulties underlying the tax system, Weston begins with a look at the origin and characteristics of the state, then goes on to consider the political, economic and ethical principles involved in taxation. His theory of justice is distinguished by his inclusion of ethical and philosophical factors seen in light of political and economic aspects of the concept. Among the many legal and political philosophies he explores are those of the social contract, anarchism, communism, socialism, utilitarianism, classical economics, and others. Originally published as Volume XVII in the Studies in History, Economics and Public Law edited by the Political Science department of Columbia University.
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