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This 32-page booklet was written and first published in 1982,
but its populist message is more timely now than ever before.

by Joe Cobb

Copyright 1982 by Project Liberty
Permission to reprint in whole or in part is hereby granted by the author.


  • Foreword, by Murray N. Rothbard
    "The income tax is the root of the malignant tree of Big Government."

  • Preface
    "New political issues don't materialize out of thin air. They are created."

  • Chapter 1
    How Did We Get Stuck with This Tax?

  • Chapter 2
    The Economic Illogic of Taxing "Income"
    • What Is "Income"?
    • Heaviest Burden on Those at the Bottom
    • The Silliest Idea of All: Progressive Taxes

  • Chapter 3
    America's Secret Police (the I.R.S.)
    • Dragged Down in Trivia

  • Chapter 4
    What Is the Proper Role for a Central Government
    • All "Social Programs" Can Be Eliminated
    • The Defense of America Does Not Require an Income Tax

  • Chapter 5
    Economic Benefits of Repeal
    • The Way to Break Up Concentrated Wealth

  • Chapter 6
    The Time for Action Is Now!

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