I accidentally came across an incredible book by Charles Adams called:
For Good and Evil – The Impact of Taxes on the Course of Civilization.
One review is here.
This is a tremendous book. I specifically recommend Chapter 37 “Learning From The Past”.
In any event, I am thrilled to see that the Mises Institute hosted Charles Adams for a week of seminars (which are based on the book).
Better yet, the seminars are (the wonders of technology) available below on YouTube. I haven’t listened them yet. But, if they are like the book. Mr. Adams will give you a model to understand tax policy and the impact that it is sure to have on the future of the United States.
Incredible stuff! Highly recommend (and no I have never met Mr. Adams.)