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Amazon Gets $3 Billion in NY Tax Breaks While Underfunded Public Transport Enters 'Death Spiral'

Amazon Gets $3 Billion in NY Tax Breaks While Underfunded Public Transport Enters ‘Death Spiral’

November 22, 2018

Prof. Richard Wolff explains why the $3 billion subsidy for one of the world’s largest corporations is a terrible waste of public money

Amazon's New NYC and DC Headquarters Bilked the Cities

Amazon’s New NYC and DC Headquarters Bilked the Cities

November 14, 2018

The contest for Amazon’s HQ2 prompted hundreds of cities to put in tax break and subsidy bids. Former financial regulator Bill Black says these deals never pay off for the communities involved

Is Orwell's Big Brother Here? Bezos & Amazon Team up With Defense, CIA & ICE

Is Orwell’s Big Brother Here? Bezos & Amazon Team up With Defense, CIA & ICE

October 26, 2018

Silicon Valley giants like Amazon & Palantir team up with ICE to hunt down immigrants, pick out the innocent as potential criminals, and build the cloud for Defense Department and CIA. Is Big Brother here? Bob Sheer outlines the problem    

Economic Update: Standing Up

June 18, 2018

This week: Updates on China’s growing life expectancy; Ireland’s vote on abortion; the reality of unemployment in the U.S.; why Amazon offers a “quitting” bonus; Johnson and Johnson putting profits before public health; die-ins at Publix succeed; Macron gets union backlash; Poor People’s Campaign exposes US poverty; Canada joins the race to the bottom; and…

Seattle Buckles Under Corporate Pressure, Repeals ‘Amazon Tax’ to Fight Homelessness

June 14, 2018

Socialist City Councilwoman Kshama Sawant says that as long as corporate Democrats run government, we should expect them to buckle under Amazon’s and Starbucks’ pressure

Tech Giants Fight to Dominate Data of Developing Countries

April 29, 2018

Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Microsoft are among high tech giants fighting to maintain an unregulated environment at the WTO that strengthens their monopolies and puts developing countries at an extreme disadvantage says Deborah James of CEPR

Economic Update: Distorting Economic Truths

April 16, 2018

Labor strikes at Disney; home sales and prices drop sharply; Nestle’s approval to profit from privatizing water; UPS and FedEx profit from Trump’s attack on Amazon and lies about the USPS; US poverty far worse than in other nations

Cities Offer Amazon Dangerous Incentives

November 29, 2017

Amazon has received 238 bids from North American cities vying to host its new headquarters, and some are offering the company extreme incentives that undermine democracy, says economist Dean Baker

Economy

August 29, 2017
Food and Water Watch’s Patrick Woodall says that the incredible wave of mega-mergers in recent years shows that “regulators have been asleep at the switch”

The Economics of the 1%

February 12, 2014
John Weeks: Neo-liberal economics has concentrated tremendous political power in the hands of corporations and the elite and has had serious ramifications for democracy