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Quotation of the Day…
Posted By Don Boudreaux On April 15, 2013 @ 7:19 am In Adam Smith,Taxes | Comments Disabled
… is from Book V, Chapter 2  – on pages 848-849, Vol. 2, of the 1981 Liberty Fund edition  – of Adam Smith’s 1776 An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations :
An inquisition into every man’s private circumstances, and an inquisition which, in order to accommodate the tax to them, watched over all the fluctuations of his fortune, would be a source of such continual and endless vexation as no people could support.
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 Book V, Chapter 2: http://www.econlib.org/library/Smith/smWN21.html#B.V,%20Ch.2,%20Of%20the%20Sources%20of%20the%20General%20or%20Public%20Revenue%20of%20the%20Society
 1981 Liberty Fund edition: http://www.amazon.com/Inquiry-Nature-Causes-Wealth-Nations/dp/0865970068/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1355945344&sr=1-2&keywords=adam+smith+wealth+of+nations+liberty+fund
 An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations: http://www.econlib.org/library/Smith/smWNCover.html
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