Going out of business: Big box stores and Congress collude to secure a monopoly

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August 11, 2011
Hawaii Reporter
by Bartlett D. Cleland  
Posted in Commentary

"For more than 45 years the states have fought in the courts or on Capitol Hill for the power to force merchants to collect tax for them when the merchant sells something out of state.  Back in the day those were catalogue sales, but today those sales are increasingly via the Internet. The states have been given the same message by Congress, the lower courts and the Supreme Court -- twice." (08/11/11)


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