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  • With dazzling clarity, Frisby illuminates just how much of history is explained by arguments over tax, from Magna Carta to the American civil war to today's political debates. This entertaining, surprising, contrarian book is a tour de force

    Matt Ridley, author of The Evolution of Everything
  • An engaging and informative trip through tax history that leads on to some radical suggestions for the future. A must-read for anyone thinking about how our tax system should be structured

    Roger Bootle, author of The AI Economy
  • A real page-turner! Dominic Frisby's historical interpretation and utopian ideas will outrage Left and Right. Both should read this book!

    Steve Baker, MP for Wycombe, member of the House of Commons Treasury Committee
  • In this spectacular gallop through history, Frisby shows how taxation has warped, stunted and thwarted human progress. An absolute must-read for anyone who thinks higher taxes are the answer to our ills. Should be compulsory reading for anyone who aspires to high political office!

    Mark Littlewood, Director General, Institute of Economic Affairs
  • A fascinating book which exposes the political and economic basis of tax. A must read for those of us who believe in simpler, lower taxes

    Rt Hon Liz Truss, MP for South West Norfolk, Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade
  • It has been said that the income tax created more criminals than any other single act of government. Dominic Frisby masterfully delves into the fascinating topic of taxation, vividly bringing it to life

    Jon Matonis Monetary Economist
  • An utterly gripping account of the impact of taxes on the course of civilisation

    Simon Evans, Comedian
  • A fantastic education on the surprising ways tax policies have shaped mankind's past and will impact our future

    Roger Ver, Chairman,
  • A brilliant book full of insights into how governments have fleeced us down the ages. This is a must read for anyone interested in how technology might at last tilt things back in favour of the citizen rather than the state

    Douglas Carswell, MP for Clacton, Co-founder Vote Leave
  • How when and where we pay tax affects everything - how and where we work, how we save, when we retire, whether we marry or not, whether we live in houses we own or not and sometimes even how many children we have. Few of us think properly about the way this shapes our lives and societies. With this well-written and hugely engaging book Dominic Frisby might be about to change that

    Merryn Somerset Webb, Editor in chief of Moneyweek

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