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Thursday, December 14, 2006

'Daylight robbery'

In a profile of the writer, Iqbal Ahmed, I find that the phrase 'daylight robbery' seems to have originated as a result of the infamous window tax of the 17th and 18th centuries.

Further research reveals this to probably be apocryphal, but even then, it is a story that deserves to be true!

Indeed, the notion that the phrase applies to all taxes isn't far from the truth either.

(CNJ link via email from Deepika Shetty.)
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