Income Tax: Root of All Evil

Frank Chodorov was an extraordinary thinker and writer, and hugely influential in the 1950s. He wrote what became an American classic arguing that the income tax, more than any other legislative change in American history, made it possible to violate individual rights, one of the founding principles. He argues that income taxes are different from other […]

America: From Freedom to Fascism

Is there a law which requires you to pay the Federal Income Tax? Is the Federal Reserve a part of the United States Government, or is it a private bank owned and operated by multinational corporate interests? Do they have our nation’s best interests at heart? Unless something changes, what does the future of the […]

Man vs. the Welfare State

In this 1969 work, Henry Hazlitt explains why politicians who promise salvation through government are dangerous. Among the essays: Instant Utopia Salvation Through Government Spending “We Owe It To Ourselves” Consequences of Dollar Debasement The High Cost of Wage Hikes Price Controls More on Price Controls Who Protects the Consumer? Famines Are Government-Made Runaway Relief […]

Rise and Fall of Society

Foreword IT IS HARD to think of an age which, with less reason, has been more smugly self-satisfied than ours. The orthodoxies of the most solidly established high religious ages, founded as they were upon a belief in the transcendent sources of truth, have always been safeguarded by their very belief in the transcendent from the idolatry of man’s worship of […]

The Truth About Taxes

By Murray N. Rothbard This article, a response to Alan Greenspan’s call for a consumption tax, originally appeared in the Review of Austrian Economics, 1994, Volume 7, No. 2, pp. 75–90, as The Consumption Tax: A Critique. The Alleged Superiority of the Income Tax Orthodox neoclassical economics has long maintained that, from the point of […]