Kautilya on Public Goods and Taxation

  title={Kautilya on Public Goods and Taxation},
  author={Balbir S. Sihag},
  journal={History of Political Economy},
  • B. Sihag
  • Published 1 November 2005
  • Economics
  • History of Political Economy
Joseph Schumpeter (1954) offered a very unflattering view of the contributions of ancient Chinese and Greek thinkers to economic analysis. It is apparent by now that he committed many errors of omission and commission. For example, Young Back Choi (1989) points out that Schumpeter discussed the contributions only of Chinese moral philosophers and omitted the contributions of the legalist Han Feitzu (280–233 BCE), who advanced many modern ideas related to “public choice variety.” Similarly, the… Expand

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