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" The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest amount of feathers with the least possible amount of hissing". "
What Everyone Should Know about Economics and Prosperity - Page 85
by James D. Gwartney, Richard L. Stroup, Richard Stroup - 1993 - 125 pages
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The state & the individual: an introduction to political science, with ...

William Sharp McKechnie - Individualism - 1896 - 451 pages
...they possibly can pay for the benefit of the other third " ; or the cynical ban mot of Colbert, that " the art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to procure the largest quantity of feathers with the least possible amount of hissing." Such opinions...
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Taxation of Land Values and the Single Tax

William Smart - Land - 1900 - 125 pages
...still disfigure our system, and are emphasised by some as proof of the cynical saying of Colbert, that the art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to procure the greatest quantity of feathers with the least possible amount of hissing. Second. The "...
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Transactions of the Commonwealth Club of California, Volume 3

Natural resources - 1908
...will best subserve the general welfare of political society." The Section seems to have forgotten that the "art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to get the greatest amount of feathers with the least amount of hissing." Let us have more consideration...
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Papers and Proceedings of the ... Annual Meeting of the Minnesota ..., Volume 1

Minnesota Academy of Social Sciences - Social sciences - 1908
...elements which appeal to all of us. Then we have Colbert's statement, witty and yet philosophical, that the art of taxation "consists in so plucking the goose as to procure the largest quantity of feathers with the least possible amount of squawking." Primitive government...
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The Concise Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

Robert Andrews - Reference - 1989 - 343 pages
...always depend on the support of Paul. George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Anglo-Irish playwright, critic The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest amount of feathers with the least amount of hissing. Jean Baptiste Colbert (1619-1683)...
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Belonging: The Meaning and Future of Canadian Citizenship

William Kaplan - Political Science - 1993 - 387 pages
...costs and benefits faced and enjoyed by Canadians. The unit of analysis is the average-income family. "The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to elicit the least amount of hissing" (Jean Colbert, minister of finance to Louis xiv of France). Under the Canadian constitution, the federal...
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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations

Suzy Platt - Quotations, English - 1989 - 520 pages
...not given to men. Burke was referring to the chancellor of the exchequer, Charles Townshend. 1 788 The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest possible amount of feathers with the smallest possible amount of hissing. Attributed...
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The Executive's Book of Quotations

Julia Vitullo-Martin, J. Robert Moskin - Business & Economics - 1994 - 379 pages
...for civilized society." Justice OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES, JR. (Companaia de Tabacos v. Collector, 1904) "The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest amount of feathers with the least possible amount of niSSing. Attributed to JB COLBERT,...
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Hotel America: Scenes in the Lobby of the Fin-de-siècle

Lewis H. Lapham - Political Science - 1995 - 371 pages
...been to establish a "new world order" immune to the disease of power politics. March 1991 HARD TIMES The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to get the most feathers with the least hissing. — ASCRIBED TO COLBERT • he proofs of recession had...
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Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - Reference - 1998 - 669 pages
...Institutes of Laws of England For a man's house is his castle. COLBERT Jean Bapriste 1619-1683 2432 h get the most feathers with the least hissing. 2404 COLBY Frank Moore Many people lose their tempers...
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