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May 4, 2012

Rethinking Cardinal Richelieu

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as one of the early pioneers of authoritarian centralization,
a master at manipulating (and a massive beneficiary of) state-dominated crony capitalism of a kind that would not again see the light of day for nearly three centuries, an ingenious architect of novel, punitive, and highly regressive tax schemes disguised as progressive revenue raising initiatives, and a shameless employer of insider dealing.... In short: He was French. -- Fiscal Effects of French Heroin in Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Patients | finem respice

Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 4, 2012 10:00 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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