Saturday, May 21, 2022

Tag: Amazon

Progressive Briefing for Thursday, August 30

Vietnam demands compensation from Monsanto for victims of Agent Orange, California on brink of mandating 100 percent clean energy by 2045, Sanders vs. Amazon intensifies, and more.

To force billionaires off welfare, Sanders tax would make corporations fund...

"I don't believe that ordinary Americans should be subsidizing the wealthiest person in the world because you pay your employees inadequate wages."

Amazon’s worst bargain yet

The retail behemoth wants your local government's business, but there's a hidden cost to low prices: Local businesses get shut out.

Bernie Sanders takes on corporate power and wealth inequality during town...

"This is what a rigged economy looks like and it must end."

Is Trump giving Amazon the Postal Service?

Trump wanted to use the Postal Service to hit back at Amazon, but he may end up doing the opposite.

How bad public policy happens

Sometimes public policy inadvertently turns bad, but when it's based on ignorance and arrogance, policy inevitably goes bad.

Amazon’s tax avoidance has the company sheltering profits

The online retail giant has been sheltering most of its profits from the United State's tax system.

This CEO wants a key to your house

Jeff Bezos expects you to pay for the privilege of letting Amazon employees enter your home when you're not there.

The great Scamazon

Instead of giving your hard-earned dollars to Amazon this holiday season consider staying local.

Why does Amazon get corporate welfare?

Not satisfied with just taking your money, Amazon is coming after your tax dollars as well.

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The Buffalo massacre and the mainstreaming of the Great Replacement Theory

Like an untreated wound, the Great Replacement Theory is being allowed to fester and is poisoning minds.

Analysis: 26 US billionaires paid average tax rate of just 4.8% in recent years

"When you include their untaxed wealth growth in the calculation, many billionaires pay almost nothing," said Frank Clemente of Americans for Tax Fairness.

Movements are vying for political power — is ‘co-governance’ the answer?

As the left increasingly focuses on electoral politics, a new framework is emerging for how candidates who win should partner with social movements.

Exxon doubles down on ‘advanced recycling’ claims that yield few results

The petroleum company is under investigation for misleading the public while exacerbating the global plastic pollution crisis.

New research could lead to solar panels that work at night

“We do not yet have the miracle material that will make the thermoradiative diode an everyday reality, but we made a proof of principle and are eager to see how much we can improve on this result in the coming years.”