Federal taxation as an instrument of social and economic policy a symposium.

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Other titlesUniversity of Florida law review.
StatementIrving J. Goffman [and others]
SeriesSymposia on law and society
ContributionsGoffman, Irving J. 1933-
LC ClassificationsHJ2381 .F4
The Physical Object
Pagination97 p.
Number of Pages97
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Open LibraryOL5285995M
ISBN 10030670501X
LC Control Number72005017

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Federal taxation as an instrument of social and economic policy. New York, Da Capo Press, [©] (OCoLC) Material Type: Conference publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Irving J Goffman.

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