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Foremost among the economic policies available to state and sometimes even local governments is the income tax. Today, 41 out of 50 states collect income tax on so-called earned income.-- An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of States: How Taxes, Energy, and Worker Freedom Change Everything by Arthur B. Laffer, Stephen Moore, Rex A. Sinquefield, and Travis H. Brown.
So this is definitely a book aimed at policy wonks, but it isn't as dry as the title and description suggest -- nod to Adam Smith and all. The authors are good writers who know how to get an idea across.