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October 17, 2023  •  Weekly Newsletter
Amazon Is Big and Successful, But It’s Not a Monopoly

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 »

Hunting the Big Five

Twenty-First Century Antitrust
in Historical Perspective

The Independent Review, Winter 2018/19

MAGA Republicans Shouldn’t Forget About Cutting Defense

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 »

In Search of Monsters to Destroy

The Folly of American Empire
and the Paths to Peace

By Christopher J. Coyne

Joe Biden, Shifty Economists, and the Big Lie

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 »

The Terrible 10

A Century of Economic Folly

By Burton A. Abrams

We Hold These Truths

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 »

The Independent Review

Fall 2021

Immigration and Naturalization: Are They the Same Thing?

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 »

Global Crossings

Immigration, Civilization, and America

By Alvaro Vargas Llosa

The Latest from The Beacon

California’s SB 593 Opens the Door for Urban Renewal 2.0

Christopher Calton

Why Is the Quality of Goods under Central Planning So Bad?

Caleb S. Fuller

The Problem With the Power Plant Rule

Paige Lambermont

The Latest from Catalyst

No, John Oliver, Homeschooling Doesn’t Need More Regulation

Kerry McDonald

Can a President Pardon Himself?

Jonathan Fuentes

The Modernization of Arabia

Scott Beyer

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