Stacy Mitchell Talks Amazon on CBC Radio’s Sunday Edition

Date: 1 Jun 2020 | posted in: agriculture | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In the News: Stacy Mitchell

May 31, 2020

Media Outlet: CBC

ILSR Co-Director Stacy Mitchell was interviewed on Canadian national radio program The Sunday Edition. She discussed the importance of taking back the power we’ve put into the hands of Amazon and similar corporations.

Read a quote from the interview below:

I think the way to understand Amazon is that it’s an infrastructure company. Jeff Bezos’s goal is really to own the rail lines — the pipelines through which a growing share of our commerce, our information and our services flow.

And Amazon not only provides the infrastructure that other companies rely on; it also competes directly against them. That’s inherently a conflict of interest.

Listen to the segment here.

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Jessica Del Fiacco is the Institute for Local Self-Reliance’s Communications Manager. She works closely with all of our initiatives to build community power and combat monopolies, and she runs ILSR’s social media networks on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Jessica also produces the Institute’s Building Local Power podcast. Contact Jessica for media inquiries.

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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.