The Newburgh Conspiracy of 1783

“I have ever considered that the United States are indebted for their republican form of government solely to the firm and determined republicanism of George Washington at this time.” – David Cobb, member of Washington’s staff   On a chilly… Continue Reading

“The Great Tax Wars” and the Origins of the Income Tax

The Great Tax Wars

The Great Tax Wars: Lincoln-Teddy Roosevelt-Wilson How the Income Tax Transformed America BY STEVEN R. WEISMAN SIMON & SCHUSTER, 432 PAGES, $25.99 – Wars naturally consolidate and centralize government, leading to a greater flow of wealth to those in power.… Continue Reading