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 to establish the fact that an “evil” exists or threatens. It is not necessary to prove that the “good” is really good for all peoples at all times and under all circumstances-in short, that it is made in Heaven. Something can be said for that thesis, but this book-which deals with the income tax and its effects on our social, economic, and political life-is not concerned with it. For the purpose of this book, it is only necessary that we agree on a definition of “good” so that we can recognize its opposite.

You can read the entire book online for free at the Mises Institute – click here

Michael Boldin

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