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To: RKBA Democrat

“It should be known that at the beginning of a dynasty, taxation yields a large revenue from small assessments. At the end of the dynasty, taxation yields a small revenue from large assessments.”
‘Abd-ar-Rah.mân Abû Zayd ibn Khaldûn (1332-1406)

Way before the Laffer curve, we had historical evidence of the consequences of societial decay.


5 posted on 11/29/2012 5:30:19 PM PST by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: griswold3
“It should be known that at the beginning of a dynasty, taxation yields a large revenue from small assessments. At the end of the dynasty, taxation yields a small revenue from large assessments.”

Abd-ar-Rah.mân Abû Zayd ibn Khaldûn (1332-1406)

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Great quote! Do you have any info about the original work that came from? I did a couple web searches, and see the quote verbatim, but not the source.

10 posted on 11/29/2012 6:35:45 PM PST by stillonaroll
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To: griswold3

Looks like the quote is from this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muqaddimah#Laffer_Curve


12 posted on 11/29/2012 6:43:44 PM PST by stillonaroll
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