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Volume 26, Issue 43: October 17, 2023

William F. Shughart II (MSN Money)
Amazon is not even close to being a monopoly. It has, after all, no more than 6% of total retail sales nationwide. Who has the rest? The ... competition. READ MORE »

Ivan Eland (National Interest)
Why? Because the American military budget is bigger than the next ten highest defense spending countries combined—including China, Russia, and many rich and robust U.S. allies that don’t need our protection. Does America’s security really require 800 military bases in 70 countries? READ MORE »

Phillip W. Magness (AIER)
No, Mr. President, the wealthiest filers are not paying a lower tax rate than the rest of us. The average wealthy filer already pays, not the 8 percent you claim, but well in excess of your proposed 25 percent minimum tax. The wealthy actually need a tax cut—along with everybody else! READ MORE »

Mary L. G. Theroux (The Beacon)
Twenty-two years ago, in the wake of a previous barbaric terror attack, the Independent Institute demanded just penalties against “all those specific individuals responsible for the planning and organization of the murders and injuries.” But Independent also warned against the damaging downside of reaction to terror. READ MORE »

William J. Watkins Jr. (Abbeville Institute)
Nobody at the Philadelphia Convention equated naturalization with immigration. Not once. Neither does the Constitution that the states ratified. So why do we get this so wrong today? READ MORE »

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