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  1. Wow. Very interesting. I have often wondered how the exuberance of the early jazz turned into the sterility of modern jazz. I’m not meaning to insult all you jazz lovers out there, but you gotta admit that duke and Louis and jelly roll were a lot more fun than the modern guys. If what Eric Felten says is true, maybe this can be the breakthrough issue for small government among black voters. Dumb idea I know, but nothing else has worked

  2. Stourley Kracklite

    When the taxes were lowered the cabarets did not return. Lower taxes, then, seems to not be effective.

  3. Stourley Kracklite

    Lowering the taxes seems to not have been effective in encouraging the return of the cabarets. If there is microeconomic elasticity then it would stand to reason the market would rebound.

  4. More likely, the taxes were lowered too late.

  5. The cabaret tax was most likely imposed to cut down on absenteeism at war plants. It seems that many felt that Rosie the Riveter was not living up to her stereotyped ideal of war-time working woman and was spending more time Lindy-Hopping than on her wartime job. This is despite the fact that according to historian Thaddeus Russell zoot suited Lindy Hoppers steadily infiltrated the Third Reich and had as much to do with it’s demise as the Allied war effort and the sacrifices made by it’s citizens

  6. William R. Johnson

    It seems as if the cabaret tax was imposed mainly to cut down on absenteeism at war plants. It seems that to many in the war machine that Rosie the Riveter was more interested in Lindy-Hopping and not living up to her stereotyped ideal as wartime working woman. This is despite the fact that according to historian Thaddeus Russell, zoot suited Lindy-Hoppers infiltrated the Third Reich and had as much to do with its downfall as the Allied war efforts and the extensive sacrifices made by its citizens.

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