Tag Archives: Jeff Bezos

The Singular Pursuit of Comrade Bezos

By Malcolm Harris Source: Medium It was explicitly and deliberately a ratchet, designed to effect a one-way passage from scarcity to plenty by way of stepping up output each year, every year, year after year. Nothing else mattered: not profit, … Continue reading

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Freedom Rider: Oligarch Jeff Bezos

By Margaret Kimberley Source: Intrepid Report Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has a net worth of $105 billion and is the richest man in the world. But he is not just the richest man at this moment in history. He is … Continue reading

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Zucktown, USA

Facebook, Amazon, and Google are reviving the ill-fated “company towns” of the Gilded Age By Julianne Tveten Source: The Baffler EARLIER THIS YEAR IN SILICON VALLEY, a phalanx of six-figure-earning Facebook engineers confronted Mark Zuckerberg about subsidizing their extortionate rents. Meanwhile, the contract … Continue reading

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Now Just Five Men Own Almost as Much Wealth as Half the World’s Population

By Paul Buchheit Source: CommonDreams Last year it was 8 men, then down to 6, and now almost 5. While Americans fixate on Trump, the super-rich are absconding with our wealth, and the plague of inequality continues to grow. An analysis of 2016 data found that the … Continue reading

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Godzilla Amazon: The Amount of Power in Jeff Bezos’ Hands Should Frighten All Americans

Amazon very effectively uses technology and data to sidestep traditional restrictions on monopoly power. By Matt Stoller Source: AlterNet To understand the depth and breadth of Jeff Bezos’ ambitions for the company he built, type www.relentless.com into your browser. The domain Bezos … Continue reading

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