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No Tax Breaks for Amazon

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On September 12, 2017
Cities should tell Amazon to stick their new headquarters up their profit hole. Among the criteria Amazon will use to determine where its second headquarters will go is everything you’d expect: a large-enough population, good schools, solid public transportation. And, inevitably, tax breaks. Loads and loads of tax breaks. “Incentives offered by the state/province and […]

Amazon and Unions

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On May 17, 2016

If Uber is proving fertile ground for labor organizing, for Amazon, it’s been a lot harder, thanks in no small part to an already revved-up anti-union campaign that includes managers openly lyin

Job Sprawl

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On December 9, 2015

We spend a good bit of time talking about suburbia and the deleterious effects of housing sprawl here, but job sprawl is another issue worth noting. The building of large job facilities in the suburbs

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On Amazon

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On August 15, 2015
Above: Jeff Bezos, Sociopath Everyone is talking about the big Amazon story in the Times today. This should be an open thread for that. I don’t have a whole lot to add, as the story speaks for itself. A couple of quick points. 1. People often praise these new tech leaders as heroes. Mostly they […]

Amazon Stories

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On August 2, 2013

Hamiton Nolan continues his excellent labor reporting at Gawker by following up his Wal-Mart stories piece with Amazon stories, collecting stories of what it is like to work at the company. These are

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