Who Pays the Price for Amazon’s Free Shipping? + Alternatives by Lo

Who Pays the Price for Amazon's Free Shipping?

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The Story of Stuff Project on Oct 20, 2018

Amazon promises low prices and free shipping, but who is really paying the price for these deals that seem too good to be true?

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Apple’s CEO Tim Cook — Serf Labor, Overpriced iPhones, and Wasted Burning Profits by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page, Aug. 7, 2018
August 9, 2018

The New York Times screamed its headline — “In 1997, Apple was 90 Days from Going Broke. On Thursday [Aug. 2, 2018], it became the first publicly traded American company to be valued at… $1,000,000,000,000.” The first trillion dollar company!

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Why Do They Flee? & The US Seeks to Dominate the World! by William Blum

The Anti-War Protest Presence at the Philadelphia Democratic Convention

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by William Blum
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Killing Hope
June 26, 2018

Why do they flee?

The current mass exodus of people from Central America to the United States, with the daily headline-grabbing stories of numerous children involuntarily separated from their parents, means it’s time to remind my readers once again of one of the primary causes of these periodic mass migrations.

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“Google Should Not Be In The Business of War”: Understanding the Weaponization of Artificial Intelligence by Marc Eliot Stein

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Republished with permission from David Swanson at World Beyond War

by Marc Eliot Stein
World Beyond War
June 9, 2018

In early April, more than 3100 Google employees signed a letter that begins with the words “Google should not be in the business of war”. The letter is a response to the company’s participation in a new US Department of Defense artificial intelligence program called Project Maven, which it describes as a “customized AI surveillance engine” designed to interpret visual images from drones, and concludes with a powerful request from Google employees to their management:
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Chris Hedges: The Disposable Temporary Workers

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RT America on Jan 19, 2018

Jessica Bruder, Author of Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century, discusses America’s footloose senior workforce.

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Don’t Let the “Welfare Kings” Pick Your Pockets by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
November 8, 2017

The political hypocrisy of crony capitalism – touting market capitalism while making taxpayers fund corporate welfare – is a rare and unfortunate case of bipartisan consensus. Republicans openly embrace it, but many Democrats also fall prey to government-guaranteed corporate capitalism when they believe it to be politically expedient.

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The Destructive Power Trips of Amazon’s Boss by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
July 6, 2017

For his smallish stature, Amazon Boss Jeff Bezos has a booming, uproarious laugh. Unleashed during workdays, its sonic burst startles people, given it comes from as harsh and driven a taskmaster as exists on the stage of corporate giantism.

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