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Jeff Bezos news and analysis from The Nation
July 19, 2021
I’m Fine With Sending Jeff Bezos Into Space, As Long as He Pays His Taxes Here on Earth
Taxing the rich might curtail Bezos’s extraterrestrial activities. But it would make this corner of Planet Earth more habitable.
July 9, 2021
Meet MacKenzie Scott, Our New Good Billionaire
With Bill Gates in disgrace, oligarchy's apologists have been pushing Scott as a replacement. But is Jeff Bezos's ex-wife really an improvement?
February 23, 2021
As Pandemic Profits Put Bezos on Track for Trillionaire Status, Tish James Asks: At What Cost?
“Since the pandemic began,” says New York’s attorney general, “it is clear that Amazon has valued profit over people.”
January 12, 2021
What Kind of Country Prioritizes Billionaires During a Pandemic?
The US government’s lopsided response to Covid-19 has only worsened astronomical levels of inequality.
October 27, 2020
Any True Recovery Must Include US Workers
The pandemic has exacerbated the cruel inequities of the US economy.
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June 26, 2020
How Amazon Used the Pandemic to Amass More Monopoly Power
When Congress finally forces Jeff Bezos to testify, they should ask him why Amazon put market dominance ahead of customer satisfaction.
December 12, 2019
Amazon’s Bullshit Environmentalism
Beware of private green initiatives: They exclude workers and put profits before the planet.
June 17, 2019
The Case for Staying on Earth—With or Without Musk and Bezos
Why should we listen to zillionaires who want to abandon ship?