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Rich People's Movements: Grassroots Campaigns to Untax the One Percent

Isaac Martin


When we think of a social movement, we usually picture poor people taking to the streets. But ever since the beginning of the twentieth century, a small minority of well-to-do Americans have fomented nonviolent rebellions to protest against the taxation of the rich. It is surprising to find ordinary Americans using such tactics as demonstrations and civil disobedience to demand lower taxes for all rich people, since rich people usually have easier and less conspicuous ways to protect their assets. It is even more surprising to find that such public, grassroots campaigns sometimes work. This bo ... More

Keywords: Rich people, social movements, tax limitation, estate tax, income tax

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199928996
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199928996.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Isaac Martin, author
UC-San Diego