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William J. Ashworth

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780199259212

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259212.001.0001

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Revenue, ‘Old Corruption’, and Manufacturing Interests

Revenue, ‘Old Corruption’, and Manufacturing Interests

(p.341) Chapter Eighteen Revenue, ‘Old Corruption’, and Manufacturing Interests
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This chapter shows that huge administrative expansion and the costs of the Napoleonic Wars had pumped the fiscal-military state to the point of bursting. The public was angry and no longer willing to shoulder the burden through taxation. This was coupled with the perception that much of the revenue was being squandered and that they were powerless to rectify the situation because they wielded no power. People from diverse backgrounds began expressing their concerns, which had far-reaching political, economic, and institutional implications.

Keywords:   taxation, corruption, manufacturing

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