Your students know all about the practical reality of taxes. If they work, it is unlikely that the sizable chomp the government takes out of their paychecks goes unnoticed. At the very least, they have heard a parent give the classic "My tax dollars pay for this?" speech.
What your student may not know is that taxes also raise some important philosophical questions. In this review, therefore, we have tried to bridge the practical and the philosophical—the daily agony of forking over our hard-earned money and the high-minded justifications for doing so.