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The Income Tax: Root of All Evil

by Frank Chodorov

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Frank Chodorov was an extraordinary thinker and writer, and hugely influential. This is his American classic that argues that the income tax, more than any other legislative change in American history, made it possible to violate individual rights that were at the core of the founding. He 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 former IRS commissioner J. Bracken Lee.… (more)
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This book is considered one of the definitive books of the extreme right. It argues that the imposition of an income tax was against American principles and gave the US government more revenue with which they could get up to mischief. It is essentially a "one argument" book that keeps repeating the same thing.

One of the things not discussed in the book was that one of the reasons the income tax was introduced was that it was necessary to make up for the loss of tax revenues generated from alcohol during the prohibition years. ( )
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Frank Chodorov was an extraordinary thinker and writer, and hugely influential. This is his American classic that argues that the income tax, more than any other legislative change in American history, made it possible to violate individual rights that were at the core of the founding. He 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 former IRS commissioner J. Bracken Lee.

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