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  •  Tax Farming was tried in Rome too... (0+ / 0-)

    One of the things Octavian did that helped cement his power as Augustus, was eliminate tax farming.  Immediately after the implementation of a profssional tax collection agency, tax revenue went up and abuses went down  -- the change in tax revenue was how he was able to build all those marble buildings we associate with the Roman Empire

    We have no desire to offend you -- unless you are a twit!

    by ScrewySquirrel on Thu Aug 24, 2006 at 09:34:41 AM PDT

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