Taxation is a grim reality of life. But few realize the impact that taxation has had on society. This serious, but often amusing, book focuses on the enormous influence that taxation has had on the structuring of society throughout the ages and around the world. Told by an expert on taxation, For Good and Evil is a sweeping overview of the history of taxes from ancient Egypt to today. Full of fascinating details and little-known facts, this book will change forever the way you think about taxes.