Story: Taxes

Anti-prohibition poster, 1919 (2nd of 2)

Anti-prohibition poster, 1919

Picturing a teetotaler pouring a cup of tea, this anti-prohibition poster points out the fact that making alcohol illegal would see the government lose £1,500,000 a year (around $134 million in 2008). Political lobby groups often use tax takes to illustrate their points, but they don’t often advocate the retention of taxes.

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Reference: Eph-E-ALCOHOL-Continuance-1919-01

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Paul Goldsmith, 'Taxes - War, depression and increased taxes – 1914 to 1935', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 July 2022)

Story by Paul Goldsmith, published 11 Mar 2010, updated 2 Sep 2016