Can anyone tell me what this is supposed to mean
[Q]The evident justice and utility of the foregoing maxims have recommended them more or less to the attention of all nations. All nations have endeavoured, to the best of their judgment, to render their taxes as equal as they could contrive; as certain, as convenient to the contributor, both in the time and in the mode of payment, and, in proportion to the revenue which they brought to the prince, as little burdensome to the people. The following short review of some of the principal taxes which have taken place in different ages and countries will show that the endeavours of all nations have not in this respect been equally successful.
An Inquiry into the Nature And Causes of the Wealth of Nations 1776
Book Five Chapter II Part 2 [/Q]
I need to show if the current tax system is successful in light of this quote
I also need to find academic references
So far i know that it is related to the tax principles of
But if anyone could point me in the right direction it would be fantastic