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

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

Watch the newly released English-language version of a powerful documentary about Amazon’s outsized power, both in the U.S. and abroad. The film, which first aired on German public television, features Stacy Mitchell explaining to viewers how Amazon operates its monopoly machine.… Read More

On More Perfect Union: How Amazon Broke Online Shopping

Date: 15 Nov 2023 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This video from More Perfect Union tells the story of why Amazon has become a chaotic jumble of junk ads and questionable products, how that’s connected to the company’s abuse of independent businesses, and why Amazon now faces a major antitrust case. If you’re looking for help explaining the FTC’s lawsuit to your friends, look no further. … Read More

In The Nation: the FTC Lawsuit Against Amazon Is the Biggest Antitrust Fight of Our Time

Date: 15 Nov 2023 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This lawsuit is a testament to the power of a grassroots coalition determined to check Amazon’s dominance — and a test of whether the federal government has the power, and the political will, to rein in corporate monopoly power, writes Ron Knox in The Nation.… Read More

ILSR Press Event: Sellers and Small Businesses Applaud FTC’s Amazon Lawsuit

Date: 26 Sep 2023 | posted in: agriculture, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Third-party sellers and small business leaders joined the Institute for Local Self-Reliance’s virtual press briefing to applaud the FTC’s antitrust lawsuit against Amazon, hailing the action as a critical step to ending Amazon’s abuses and opening the online market to competition.… Read More

New Research: Amazon’s Monopoly Tollbooth in 2023

Date: 21 Sep 2023 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The steep and rapidly growing fees Amazon extracts from the businesses that have little choice but to rely on its site to reach customers are a striking measure of its monopoly power. These exorbitant fees are crushing many sellers, raising consumer prices, and funding Amazon’s expanding empire.… Read More

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