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  • Daylight Robbery

  • How Tax Shaped Our Past and Will Change Our Future
  • By: Dominic Frisby
  • Narrated by: Dominic Frisby
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (328 ratings)

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Daylight Robbery

By: Dominic Frisby
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Summary

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For most people, tax is something we pay, simply because we must. We seldom think much more about it; in fact, tax is something we'd rather forget. 

But the reality is that tax is the key to power. No government can survive without tax revenue - it is the fuel that every state, large and small, runs on. Many of the problems we face today, not least the enormous wealth gaps between rich and poor and between generations, can be traced back to our systems of tax. If you tax windows, many will sacrifice their daylight. If you tax cigarettes, some people will choose not to smoke; others will take up smuggling. Tax companies too much and many will relocate offshore.

In Daylight Robbery, Dominic Frisby offers an alternative vision of a system that is as old as civilisation itself. It will take you on a whirlwind journey through the history of taxation, from ancient Mesopotamia right up to the present day, explaining the key dynamics of taxation around the world and arguing that governments are going to have to radically change who they tax and how if they are to succeed in the future.

©2019 Dominic Frisby (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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excellent analysis of tax treatment in society

never thought tax could be so interesting. many of the problems of the world can be traced back to taxation. well worth reading.

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exceptional read 📚

Thanks for the great education Dom.A great insight to the dreaded T word Absolutely great

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Engaging listen on a dull but important topic

I really enjoyed this book. It contains a lot of information which is delivered in a way that remains engaging.

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Eye opening

I honestly can not recommend this book highly enough! Dominic, thank you for taking the time to create this masterpiece.

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Important, stimulating & entertaining

My God if only part of this was applied the world would be a better place. Thank you Dominic Frisby for such a wide ranging and clear exposition on what superficially is a boring subject. You're also a fantastic narrator.

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A must read for this generation

The author takes you through the lens of history via an intriguing tax history, to present day. The contents of this book should be read/listened to by the young generation. Otherwise, this saying will manifest - "blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the debt of the nation state".

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Enjoyable, enlightening and well read.

I really enjoyed it but you lose a star for anything related to Roger Ver.

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Brilliant and Excellent

Delivered Very well by the author...opened my eyes on the history of taxation and how the world we live in is controlled and influenced by taxation....very relevant to whats going on currently...a must read for everyone...highly recommended..

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Wonderful history and a very interesting set of predictions

This books offers a wonderful view of history through the lenses of tax. I very interesting and cogent account is given.

The predictions for the future are very interesting but we will have to wait and see how accurate they are.

I hope Mr Frisbee continues to write more books and I will be sure to listen to them.

Lay off the Bitcoin thought please.

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Best audiobook of 2020!

Who would of thought, a book of tax could be so interesting.... I actually didn’t want it to end.
Hugely insightful book revealing the impact of taxes on our everyday life. He also outlines towards the end of the book his pro libertarian Utopia(we can hope). Dominic is a great writer and narrator. Highly recommended!! On the back of this, I’ve just purchased his other audiobooks, which are also brilliantly narrated by himself.

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