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In A Good Tax, tax expert Joan Youngman skillfully considers how to improve the operation of the property tax and supply the information that is often missing in public debate. She analyzes the legal, administrative, and political challenges to the property tax in the United States and offers recommendations for its improvement. The book is accessibly written for policy analysts and public officials who are dealing with specific property tax issues and for those concerned with property tax issues in general.
“The marketplace for books written on the property tax does not much resemble the balance of views on the property tax. Youngman’s A Good Tax might single-handedly remedy this deficit by providing an infectiously enthusiastic perspective on the property tax. Written using a clear storytelling format, the book is accessible to students in public finance, economics, and law at the undergraduate level. . . . Every scholar of local government or property taxation will find benefit from reading A Good Tax.”
— Justin Ross
“The term ‘good tax’ may raise eyebrows outside the tax community, but Joan Youngman’s well-written and jargon-free book, A Good Tax: Legal and Policy Issues for the Property Tax in the Untied States, may convince even non-practitioners of the property tax’s merits.”
— Bree Ermentrout