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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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All Works

Taxation Is Robbery

Legal SystemTaxes and SpendingInterventionism

05/12/2022Mises 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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The Humanity of Trade

Free MarketsEntrepreneurship

12/27/2021Mises Daily Articles
Trade is nothing but the release of what one has in abundance to obtain some other thing one wants.
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Economics versus Politics

Free MarketsOther Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

12/17/2021Mises Daily Articles
The laws of economics are not suspended by bureaucrats' political interference, and prices do not respond to their dictates. Rather, economic chaos results.
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The Ethic of the Peddler Class

BiographiesThe EntrepreneurPhilosophy and Methodology

12/10/2021Mises Daily Articles
In earlier days, the government employee was held to be a man who could not have made his way in the business world and was therefore tolerated with condescension.
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Economics vs. Politics

World HistoryOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

03/16/2021Mises Daily Articles
The intrusion of politics into the field of economics is simply an evidence of human ignorance or arrogance, and is as fatuous as an attempt to control the rise and fall of tides.
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