Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


It has often been said that the power of taxation is an instrument which must be delicately used. It can, if wisely employed, bring contentment and prosperity to a people. Badly used, the body politic will suffer. Governments should normally impose only those taxes which have been proven to be the least oppressive in their effects.


A Thesis Submitted to the Faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences Municipal University of Omaha In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts. Copyright Melvin F. Nelson February, 1935

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