The Dumbest Taxes of All Time

As you get ready to complain about where your tax money goes on April 15th, let’s look at some of the dumbest taxes ever levied.


Welcome to DSC Original Content’s biweekly podcast, where we explain a weird, tricky or surprising subject in mere minutes. In this edition, discover why new taxes had everyone in England bricking up their windows; find out what the Roman Emperor Vespasian was doing with the contents of Rome’s toilets; and learn why Russia’s Peter the Great instituted a tax that would bankrupt modern day hipsters.