Hope Springs Eternal

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Item No: pixc01130
Title: Hope Springs Eternal
Additional Title: Hope Springs Eternal
Media Type: Cartoons (Commentary)
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Joseph Caillaux was a French statesman who was an early supporter of a national income tax.

Having acquired a reputation as a fiscal expert, Caillaux twice served as minister of finance (1899–1902, 1906–09). Although he failed in his attempt to establish an income tax, he was successful with other important financial reforms.

After an amnesty (July 14, 1924), however, he was called to head the Finance Ministry by Paul Painlevé (April 1925). In January 1927 Caillaux was elected to the Senate and, as head of the Commission of Finance, quickly became a dominant figure in the upper house. He did return briefly to the Finance Ministry (June 1–7, 1935), but by this time the Great Depression was severe, and he had moved back to the political centre.

"Joseph Caillaux". Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online.
Encyclopædia Britannica Inc., 2015. Web. 31 Mar. 2015

Creator Name: Sykes, Charles Henry, 1882-1942 - Artist