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About Robert W. McGee
He is a world champion in taekwondo, karate, kung fu and tai chi (both Yang and Sun styles). He has won 60+ gold medals in taekwondo and karate national championship tournaments (U.S.A.). His career gold medal count stands at 700+. He has been inducted into the United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame, International Martial Arts Hall of Fame, Taekwon-do Hall of Fame, and the Who's Who in Martial Arts Hall of Fame. He spends most of his time in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Southeast Asia, and Europe.
His first novel - Justifiable Homicide: A Political Thriller - addresses one of the most basic questions in political philosophy: When does killing political leaders constitute justifiable homicide?
His first novelette - Annie and the Senator: A Story of Vigilante Justice - shows what a woman can do when a senator tries to destroy her life.
Several other novelettes are available from his author page.
Why do people evade paying taxes? This is the central question addressed in this volume by Robert McGee and a multidisciplinary group of contributors from around the world. Applying insights from economics, public finance, political science, law, philosophy, theology and sociology, the authors consider the complex motivations for not paying taxes and the conditions under which this behavior might be rationalized. Applying theoretical approaches as well as empirical research, The Ethics of Tax Evasion considers three general arguments for tax evasion: (1) in cases where the government is corrupt or engaged in human rights abuses; (2) where citizens claim inability to pay, unfairness in the tax system, paying for things that do not benefit the taxpayer, excessively high tax rates, or where taxes are used to support an unpopular war; and (3) through philosophical, moral, or religious opposition. The authors further explore these issues by asking whether attitudes toward tax evasion differ by country or other demographic variables such as gender, age, ethnicity, income level, marital status, education or religion. The result is a multi-faceted analysis of tax evasion in cultural and institutional context, and, more generally, a study in ethical dilemmas and rational decision making.
In Robert McGee’s latest novel – Justifiable Homicide - a small group of patriots in Miami believes that some of our leaders have already crossed the line and decide to do something about it. They identify potential targets for assassination and start going through the list.
When Robert Paige, an accounting professor with some firearms and martial arts training, learns that one of his friends is on the list, he decides he must do whatever is necessary to stop them. The problem is, he doesn’t know who all the cell members are, or how to stop them.
Most public finance books are texts, which are aimed at undergraduate or graduate students. They are overly technical in nature and appeal only to a narrow range of bureaucrats and academics. Books on taxation are written for tax practitioners and usually emphasize either what the law is or how to maneuver through the labyrinth of tax law to minimize taxes for clients. Philosophy books on taxation or public finance simply do not exist.
The Philosophy of Taxation and Public Finance is different. It is written in nontechnical language and is aimed to appeal to a wide range of readers, including practitioners, academics and students in the fields of taxation, public finance, economics, law, philosophy and political science as well as general readers who are interested in learning why they are being taxed the way they are. The author addresses the major issues and topics in taxation and public finance and injects them with philosophical insights. He discusses questions such as:
-What arguments have been used to justify taxation?
-When is tax evasion unethical?
-Are some taxes better than others?
-What are the proper functions of government?
-How much is enough? Is the ability to pay concept valid?
-When can punitive taxes be justified?
Ce livre met en lumière les effets que peuvent avoir les abus de pouvoir du gouvernement et la paranoïa sur les gens et leurs vies. Dans ce court roman, James Young se décide à réagir, et à agir. Il a été trompé par le système judiciaire. Sa solution : la justice du justicier.
Cette histoire est une préquelle à Homicide justifiable : un thriller politique.
Este libro realmente demuestra cómo el abuso de poder del gobierno y la paranoia pueden perjudicar la vida de los ciudadanos. En esta breve historia, James Young decide que ha tenido suficiente y se propone hacer algo al respecto. El sistema jurídico le ha fallado. La solución es hacer justicia por su propia mano.
Esta historia es una precuela de Homicidio justificado. Un thriller político.
Se fossi un americano dal sangue caldo, faresti la stessa cosa che ha fatto James Young. E cos'ha fatto James Young? Leggi questa storia per scoprirlo.
Questo libro evidenzia gli effetti che l'abuso di potere e la paranoia del governo possono avere sull'esistenza dell'individuo. In questo racconto breve, James Young decide di averne ha avuto abbastanza e di dover fare qualcosa al riguardo. Il sistema legale ha fallito nei suoi confronti. L'unica soluzione è farsi giustizia da solo.
Questa storia è il prequel di "Omicidio giustificato: un thriller politico".
La sua bellezza, assieme ad altre doti, l'aveva catapultata nel mondo delle escort di lusso ad Hong Kong. La sua vita era cambiata dopo che il suo amante milionario l'aveva mandata negli USA per permetterle di studiare. Pochi anni dopo era uscita da Harvard con un MBA e una certificazione da commercialista. Con qualche aiuto da parte del suo amico, era ascesa a presidente di una delle maggiori banche di Miami.
La sua carriera procede a gonfie vele, fino a quando un certo senatore inizia a causarle dei problemi. Quando poi questi la minaccia di rendere pubblico il suo passato e distruggerne la carriera, Annie decide di ridurlo al silenzio. Il problema è che non sa come farlo. O almeno non subito.