In ProMarket: Amazon is Poised to Emerge from the Covid-19 Crisis Stronger Than Ever

Date: 1 Apr 2020 | posted in: agriculture, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In a ProMarket piece, ILSR Legal Fellow Shaoul Sussman explains that, despite rising worker tensions and supply chain disruptions, Amazon is poised to emerge from this crisis stronger than ever.

In the last two weeks, it became apparent that Amazon is seizing the moment by leveraging its position as intermediary between quarantined consumers and distressed merchants to bolster its grip over the retail sector. Enforcement agencies and lawmakers should step up and scrutinize Amazon’s activities at this critical moment. If they fail to do so, Amazon’s power over our economy would dwarf the power it possessed prior to this pandemic.

Read the article here.


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Shaoul Sussman is a Legal Fellow at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance. His research focuses on the intersection of antitrust law and big tech. Shaoul has published an academic paper and a number of articles about Amazon’s anticompetitive practices and the company’s negative influence on firms that rely on its e-commerce platform.