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Frank Chodorov

Works Published inThe Free MarketMises Daily ArticleThe Freeman 1950-1953The Freeman 1950–1999

Frank Chodorov was an advocate of the free market, individualism, and peace. He began as a supporter of Henry George and edited the Georgist paper the Freeman before founding his own journal, which became the influential Human Events. He later founded another version of the Freeman for the Foundation for Economic Education and lectured at the Freedom School in Colorado.

Out of Step

BiographiesPolitical Theory

Chodorov's writing is leagues above most of what passes for political writing today.

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Income Tax: The Root of All Evil

Taxes and SpendingInterventionism

Chodorov argues that the income tax — more than any other legislative change in American history — made it possible to violate individual rights.

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One Is a Crowd


A Collection of Chodorov's most profound essays on the topic of individualism.

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The Rise and Fall of Society

Political TheoryPrivate Property

Perhaps Chodorov's best work overall. Certainly suitable for classroom use, or as a primer on economics and society.

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Let's Teach Communism

Legal SystemU.S. HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

Frank Chodorov was doubtful that communist economics could stand up to any sort of serious analysis.

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Time for Another Revolution

Free MarketsInterventionismPhilosophy and Methodology

12/21/2017Mises Daily Articles
In exchange for an income tax King George III would have conceded every point made against him by the colonists.

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Taxation Is Robbery

Legal SystemTaxes and SpendingInterventionism

11/08/2017Mises Daily Articles
It took centuries to end the idea that taxes kept the privileged class in comfort and financed their wars. But now we're told taxes = civilization.

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If We Quit Voting

U.S. EconomyEntrepreneurshipPolitical Theory

11/04/2014Mises Daily Articles
Abstinence would be tantamount to this notice to politicians: since we as individuals have decided to look after our affairs, your services are no longer needed. Having assumed social power we must, as individuals, assume social responsibility — provided, of course, the politicians accept their...

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What Individualism Is Not

Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

Enemies of laissez faire wish to saddle it with much unsavory baggage, writes Frank Chodorov. Frank Chodorov (1887–1966) was an advocate of the free market, individualism, and peace. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Clay Barnett.

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