Amazon, the Monopolist?

Date: 22 Dec 2016 | posted in: Media Coverage, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

As a springboard into a larger conversation about Amazon as a monopoly, the Pacific Standard‘s freelance journalist Dwyer Gunn covered our landmark Amazon report and detailed some of the top-line stats, including that Amazon captures one in every two dollars that is spent on online retail purchases.… Read More

Your Call: Amazon threatens small businesses and “weakens communities,” says new report

Date: 14 Dec 2016 | posted in: Media Coverage, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

From KALW‘s Your Call public affairs radio show: “Why is it more important than ever to support local businesses? Amazon’s growing market power is threatening small businesses and ‘weakening communities,’ according to a new study from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance. The study’s findings conclude that Amazon is causing the number of independent merchants to decline sharply, ‘undermining jobs and wages,’ and affecting local tax bases. What difference does it make when we support local businesses?” This conversation features our own researcher Olivia LaVecchia.… Read More

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