The UK's experience with the poll tax reminds us that even in an economy with a relatively well developed detection and legal system, one cannot take tax compliance for granted. The experience of the poll tax provides a unique opportunity to study many dimensions of tax compliance.
Mrs. Thatcher's Poll Tax
A critique of the Poll Tax from the American Libertarian Murray Rothbard. From his 1995 book "Making Economic Sense".
The Peasants' Revolt
Article in Britannia on this revolt against a medieval poll tax.
The Poll Tax: The Battle that Brought Down Thatcher
A history provided by the Trotskyite group, the Socialist Party, detailing the anti-Poll Tax campaign in which their forerunner "The Millitant Tendency" was prominent.
Rifkind Brands Poll Tax a Mistake
Former Scottish Secretary Malcolm Rifkind concedes that the poll tax was a political error. (December 01, 2003)
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