How Tax Policies Fuel Monopolies and Undermine Small Business

Date: 28 Oct 2022 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In a special issue of Tax Justice Focus, Stacy Mitchell and Susan Holmberg write that local, state, and federal policymakers have systematically structured the tax system to fuel corporate power and disadvantage small businesses. No one has more effectively harnessed the tax system to build a monopoly than Amazon-founder Jeff Bezos.… Read More

Business Insider: Amazon bought the company that makes the Roomba. Antitrust researchers and data-privacy experts say it’s ‘the most dangerous, threatening acquisition in the company’s history’

Date: 8 Aug 2022 | posted in: Media Coverage, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Ron Knox, senior researcher and writer for ILSR’s Independent Business Initiative shares why Amazon’s Roomba acquisition may be the most invasive and dangerous in the company’s history.… Read More

In the Minnesota Reformer: Can Amazon Compete?

Date: 22 Jun 2022 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

As Amazon dominates the shipping services market and makes record profits, small businesses, warehouse workers, and delivery drivers pay the price. Stacy Mitchell wrote in the Minnesota Reformer how Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s bill will put a stop to this predatory behavior and force tech giants to compete on a level playing field.… Read More

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