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Take a position in which you either defend or contest regulation of Internet-based commerce in the United States. How would you justify your position? Would your position differ relative to regulation of Internet-based commerce globally? Explain.

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This answer is largely dependent upon your personal point of view. If I were answering this question, I would do so as follows:

I strongly disagree with the regulation of internet-based commerce. The only reason why the government wants to (or would want to) regulate e-commerce is so that the government can collect an even greater amount in sales tax revenue than they already do. If I go into a store down the street and buy a new outfit, I pay sales tax on that outfit at the sales tax rate respective to that particular jurisdiction. If I order the same outfit online from Amazon ...

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