Dec 4, 2018

Opposition to Amazon Subsidies Spans the Political Spectrum

Matthew D. Mitchell Director of the Equity Initiative

By the conventional, unidimensional view of politics, I am about as far away as one can get from Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.).

She is an avowed socialist; I believe socialism was one of the most disastrous experiments in human history. She supports single-payer health care; I’d like to see a wall of separation between government and health care.

While she supports higher taxes, more significant regulation and greater government spending, I believe that three decades of peer-reviewed research on economic freedom suggests that we need more, not less, of it.

But not all political positions fall neatly into a single...

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