Is Amazon a Monopoly? Documentary Newly Released in the U.S.

Date: 8 Jan 2024 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In 2022, amid growing scrutiny across Europe of the outsized power of Amazon and other monopolies, Germany’s national public television network broadcast a compelling documentary about how Amazon maintains its dominance. The film — which features interviews with ILSR’s Stacy Mitchell, European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager, and others —  drew a prime-time audience of more than 3 million viewers.

The English-language version of this documentary is now available, offering a fresh look at the risks of letting Amazon’s business model expand across the globe unchecked and how EU and German authorities are responding.

You can watch the English language version here and below.


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Susan Holmberg is Senior Editor and Researcher with the Institute for Local Self-Reliance’s Independent Business Initiative. She writes on corporate power and inequality and has been published in the New York Times, Time, The Atlantic, The Nation, and Democracy Journal.

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Stacy Mitchell is co-director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and directs its Independent Business Initiative, which produces research and designs policy to counter concentrated corporate power and strengthen local economies.