Laurence Vance ASC Panel: Applied Economics. Recorded 14 March 2009 at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama.
Robert Higgs, Independent Institute Senior Fellow, economist, and author of the book Depression, War, and Cold War, discusses war, taxes and economic crises.
In 1954, Frank Chodorov wrote the classic book of freedom, “The Income Tax: Root of all Evil.” Here’s an excerpt: THE SUBTITLE of this book is “Root of All Evil.” If there is an “evil” there must be a “good”-for the one is the opposite of the other. Hence, we must define “good” in order…Details
Thomas DiLorenzo discusses Taxes in American History at the The Trouble with Taxation Seminar in January 2005.
Constitutionally, the controversy that resulted in the adoption of the Sixteenth Amendment had nothing to do with the federal government’s power to impose so-called “income taxes.” The issue was a class of tax controversy―not a power to tax controversy. In order to understand this issue, it is important to review the taxing clauses of the…Details