This book, first published in 1979, examines the economic lives of municipal governments. Local government provides a great deal of services, all of which must be paid for. The sources of these revenues are analysed here, in three sections: bonding and debt; taxation; and other, miscellaneous sources of revenue. The bibliographic entries stretch back into the nineteenth century, and see a large postwar increase as the financial problems of municipal corporations grew alongside the growth of the suburbs.

chapter 1|43 pages

Bonds and Other Municipal Borrowing

chapter 2|83 pages

Municipal Taxation

chapter 3|29 pages

Miscellaneous Municipal Revenue Sources