A good prince will tax as lightly as possible those commodities which are used by the poorest members of society:  grain, bread, beer, wine, clothing, and all other staples without which human life could not exist. -Desiderius Erasmus

 

A good prince will tax as lightly as possible those commodities which are used by the poorest members of society: grain, bread, beer, wine, clothing, and all other staples without which human life could not exist.


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