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" The subjects of every state ought to contribute towards the support of the government, as nearly as possible, in proportion to their respective abilities ; that is, in proportion to the revenue which they respectively enjoy under the protection of the... "
The Southern Law Review: And Chart of the Southern Law and Collection Union - Page 521
1880
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Mélanges législatifs, historiques et politiques, pendant la durée de la ...

Félix Marie Faulcon - France - 1801
...s'écroule devant ces phrases immortelles que je pour(i) » The subjects of every state oughttocontribute » towards the support of the government , as nearly...proportion to the revenue which they » respectively enjoy » 1 1 The tax , which each individual is bound toy> pay, onght to be certain and not arbitrary. »...
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 97

1853
...principles of taxation in these well-known words : — ' TheSubjects of every ' State ought to contribute to the support of the Government as ' nearly as possible...they respectively ' enjoy under the protection of the State. In the observation or ' neglect of this maxim consists what is called the equality or ' inequality...
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 57

1833
...into the mode in which a property and an income tax should be assessed. I. Dr Smith lays it down, that the subjects of every state ought to contribute towards the support of government, ' as nearly ' as possible in proportion to their respective abilities ; that is, * in proportion...
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The Man in the Moon: Consisting of Essays and Critiques on the Politics ...

William Smelley - Essays - 1804 - 194 pages
...taxation. Adam Smith, in his Wealth of Nations, defines the principle of taxation as follows: — " That the subjects of every state ought to contribute towards...possible, in proportion to their respective abilities," and this proposition must be admitted. To determine therefore, the character of a new tax, we have...
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An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, Volume 3

Adam Smith - Economics - 1809
...following maxims with regard to taxes in general. 1. The subjects of every state ought to conlribu^f towards the support of the government, as nearly as...they respectively enjoy under the protection of the state. The expence of government to the individuals of a great nation, is like the expence of management...
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An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, Volume 3

Adam Smith - Economics - 1811
...necessary to premise the four following maxims with regard to taxes in general. ] . The subjects of fcvery state ought to contribute towards the support of the...respective abilities ; that is, in proportion to the revemie which they respectively enjoy under the protection of the state. The expense of government...
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An Account of Ireland, Statistical and Political, Volume 2

Wakefield, Edward - Ireland - 1812
...they are objects of taxation. It was not only a. wise but a profound assertion of Adam Smith, " that the subjects of every state ought to contribute towards...they respectively enjoy under the protection of the state. The expense of government, to the individuals of a great nation, is like the expense of management...
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An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, Volume 3

Adam Smith - Economics - 1819
...particular taxes, it is necessary to premise the four following maxims with regard to taxes in general. 1. The subjects of every state ought to contribute towards...they respectively enjoy under the protection of the state. The expense of government to the individuals of a great nation, is like the expense of management...
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The Christian remembrancer; or, The Churchman's Biblical ..., Volume 56

1868
...Smith apply to another side of the question. ' The subjects of every State ought to con' tribute to the support of the Government, as nearly as possible...the revenue which they respectively enjoy under the pro' tection of the State. In the observation or neglect of this 'maxim consists what is called the...
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On the Principles of Political Economy, and Taxation

David Ricardo - Economics - 1821 - 538 pages
...general, to which, according to Adam Smith, all taxes should conform. The four maxims are as follow: 1. " The subjects of every state ought to contribute towards...possible in proportion to their respective abilities. 2. " The tax which each individual is bound to pay ought to be certain and not arbitrary. 3. " Every...
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