Here's a few of the sub-articles on Amazon that combine to create a rich and nuanced view of an aggressive company that is helping revolutionize distribution, enabling virtual suppliers, and ruining some bigger and slower brick-and-mortar stores for not keeping up with technological break-neck advancements.
|2017.09.01 Amazon, Confederacy and Antifa - Bezos doesn't seem to mind selling hate on Amazon. Well, left wing hate. They blocked history and the confederate flag as "too controversial" (a historical event that happened) -- but antifa stuff was sold well after they proved themselves to be a domestic terrorist organization.|
|Alexa's Listening -|
|Amazon Employee Outrage - Amazon employees outraged that the company’s facial recognition contracts with the U.S. government and police, could lead to more of the “immoral U.S. policy” around arresting felons, illegal aliens, and catching/killing terrorists or other threats to the U.S.|
|Amazon HQ2 pullout - Amazon wanted to put a HQ in Queens, NY and trade $27B in new tax revenues for $3B in tax breaks (at the cities suggestion). But the NYC snowflakes (like AOC) threw enough of a stink that Amazon decided to go somewhere else: Social Justice Victory: now New York loses these jobs / tax revenue to somewhere else. Woot!|
|Amazon Key -|
|Amazon and Antifa - |
Bezos doesn't seem to mind selling hate on Amazon. Well, left wing hate. They blocked history and the confederate flag as too controversial -- but antifa stuff was sold well after they proved themselves to be a domestic terrorist organization.
NOTE: I don't mind Amazon taking a neutral position and claiming "free speech" and selling offensive material from both sides. And I don't even mind them deciding not to sell offensive material -- as long as they are consistent with left/right hate speech. You want to block BLM, Antifa, Che, Chavez, China, BDS, SPLC and other far left hate groups equally with Confederate Flags, go ahead. As long as they're consistently free speech or objective standards, and I'm good with it. But the hypocrisy, of saying, "Confederate flags" are too much. But violence/revolution encouraging manifestos from the left are acceptable, now THAT I have a problem with. That's the danger of stepping in an playing world-police.
|Bookstore killer! - Amazon gets blamed for being too damn good and putting Borders or other booksellers out of business (and the struggles of Barnes and Noble). This is of course garbage: a well run company that adapted to the changing market-space would not have gone out of business. Proof is that many smaller bookstores have thrived in spite of Amazon. While some big box bookstores were poorly positioned for the changing landscape, and they didn't adapt fast enough. That's not Amazon's fault, and if it hadn't of been for Amazon, someone else might have eaten their lunch. Blame Barnes and Nobles for not being Amazon and disrupting themselves before Amazon did.|
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|Whole Foods -|
I keep wondering if they ever field test this stuff before thinking up these ideas. Are we really beyond redemption, or are they?