Income Tax: Root of all Evil By Frank Chodorov


This is Frank Chodorov’s classic argument that the income tax, more than any other legislative change in American history, made it possible to violate the individual rights that were at the core of the founding. Chodorov argues that income taxes are different from other forms because they deny the right of private property and presume government control over all things. The introduction is by Governor J. Bracken Lee — former commissioner or the Internal Revenue Service!

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  • Jeffrey Tucker

    Income Tax: Root of All Evil

    Income Tax: Root of All Evil Chodorov’s claim seems like an exaggeration. Surely war and central banking are great evils. But actually he argued against the income tax for a specific reason. It presumes not only ownership of all your person but all your labor and productivity too. It amounts to the nationalization of the human person. Was he right? Kick off the discussion! Questions, comments, observations or elaborations? Either reply here or create a new discussion using the tag Library_Income Tax

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