"This discussion of
John Foxs If Americans Really Understood the Income Tax begins
with the end. It is a very good book .... Fox turned all of the stones
to bring the economic and political concerns of the income tax into
language that can be read by someone not schooled in income taxes.
For this, commendation is high."
Davenport went on to say:
"[Fox] is entitled to great satisfaction for performing a public
service. He has made tax policy accessible .... So hats off to John."
At the end of his review,
Davenport concludes: "Can a democracy function well if its citizens
are too uneducated to debate in a somewhat informed, reasonable, and
rational way the burdens that the democracy imposes upon us. Might
not the knowledge and skills patiently and carefully explained by
Fox over many pages be as necessary to a stable democracy as the three
Rs of readin, ritin, and rithmetic?"