The Greedy Hand: How Taxes Drive Americans Crazy and What to Do About It
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The Greedy Hand is an illuminating examination of the culture of tax and a persuasive call for reform, written by one of the nation's leading policy makers, Amity Shlaes of The Wall Street Journal.

The father of the modern American state was an obscure Macy's department store executive named Beardsley Ruml.During World War II, he devised the plan for withholding taxes from...more
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Published April 25th 2012 by Random House (first published February 16th 1999)
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Stacie
I thought this was a great "intro to taxes" book and found it to be very engaging considering the topic. A fairly non-partisan book, it looks at the history of various tax codes and shows the "winners" and "losers" in the ponzi scheme that the U.S. government is operating. Very enlightening and a must read for anyone who pays taxes!
Eric
This is a fun and charming book about why taxes drive people crazy. You'd be surprised at how many reasons there are, and not many have to do with the actual amount of taxes, but instead the reasons have to do with their complexity and perverted incentives. A perfect book to read during Tax Month.
Kathely
This deserved eight stars at least! Loved it! Explains a complex problem in plain, everyday English.
Marcia
sometimes the truth is so aggrivating!
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Amity Shlaes graduated from Yale University magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in English in 1982.

Shlaes writes a column for Forbes, and served as a nationally syndicated columnist for over a decade, first at the Financial Times, then at Bloomberg. Earlier, she worked at the Wall Street Journal, where she was a member of the editorial board. She is the author of "Coolidge," "The Forgotten Ma...more
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