Adam Smith’s taxation maxims found fertile ground in the Netherlands in the early nineteenth century—a time of national tax reform. But as the century drew to an end, progressive liberal thinking parted from its British inspiration. John Stuart Mill’s ‘equality of sacrifice’ was rejected by Nicolaas Pierson, the leading political economist of his age, as being too individualistic. Instead, the German Historical School with its idea of an organic relation between state and citizens gave guidance, especially to Pieter Cort van der Linden’s work on taxation. Borrowing from the German concept of Rechtsstaat, he laid the foundations for tax as a legal discipline.
|Title of host publication||Studies in the history of tax law|
|Place of Publication||Oxford/Portland|
|Number of pages||30|
|Publication status||Published - 7 Jul 2017|
- Adam Smith, taxation, Netherlands, John Stuart Mill, Pierson, progressive liberalism, German Historical School, nineteenth century, Cort van der Linden, Rechtsstaat, Gogel, legal discipline