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  1. business
    One Giant Leap for InequalityJeff Bezos’s space joyride is a spectacle of grotesque wealth.
  2. better know a billionaire
    12 Weird and Utterly Fascinating Facts About Jeff BezosSome things to know as Bezos steps down as Amazon CEO and heads to space, featuring Lizzo, an ill-fated iguana, and his vision for space colonization.
  3. juneteenth
    America’s Hollow Embrace of JuneteenthHow a commemoration of Black liberation became a favorite holiday of corporations and lawmakers.
  4. business
    Amazon Is Too Large to SustainThe company’s growth outpaces its ability to care for its workforce.
  5. the internet
    Internet Outage Hits Major Websites WorldwideSites including Amazon, CNN, the New York Times, Reddit, and the U.K. government went dark on Tuesday morning, and are still coming back online.
  6. business
    Even a Dystopia Would Wince at Amazon’s ‘ZenBooth’Workers need more bathroom breaks. Instead, they get a box to meditate in.
  7. business
    ‘It Hurts My Heart When I Have to Say, You Got to Speed Up’An Amazon dispatcher on her job surveilling your delivery driver.
  8. business
    ‘There’s a Very Human Cost to Convenience’An Amazon driver on delivering your packages, being tracked by his bosses, and having to pee in bottles.
  9. business
    America’s Failure Is Amazon’s SuccessAlec MacGillis’s Fulfillment is a portrait of trickle-down inequality.
  10. amazon
    Amazon Defeats Union Drive in Bessemer, Alabama VoteIt’s a setback for the labor movement but an opening salvo in a much longer fight.
  11. business
    Convenience Is Destroying UsAmazon hopes it’s fast enough to make us complacent.
  12. amazon
    Amazon Called Out for Denying Workers Are Forced to Pee in BottlesAn official Amazon account denied reports that employees urinate in bottles in order to fill quotas. They were soon forced to smell the evidence.
  13. maga
    Kristi Noem Angers Her Base With Transgender Sports-Ban VetoThe South Dakota governor was a MAGA favorite thanks to her fight against pandemic public-health measures. Now she’s flunked a cultural litmus test.
  14. technology
    Europe’s Quest to Fix the InternetThe European Union’s new plan to rein in big tech could force gargantuan companies to behave fairly and reshape the internet around the globe.
  15. business
    Amazon Worker: ‘It’s Not Fair to Get Fired for Going to the Bathroom’An Amazon worker in Bessemer, Alabama, on the fight for a union.
  16. conservatism
    Rubio Endorses Labor Unions (As a Punishment for ‘Woke’ Companies)Rubio’s endorsement of the union drive at Amazon is an ultimatum to capital: If you want the GOP to help you crush labor, don’t go “woke.”
  17. politics
    Biden’s Pro-Union Message to Amazon Workers Is a Big DealIn an unprecedented move, the president told workers they have the right to organize.
  18. forest fantasy
    At Amazon’s HQ2, Pretending to Be Green Takes a Lot of EnergyAll those trees can’t cancel out the costs of growing them on a tower.
  19. covid-19
    New York Takes On Amazon Over COVID Safety MeasuresIn a lawsuit, State Attorney General Letitia James alleges that the company put workers at risk of infection.
  20. business
    A Major Union Election Will Go Ahead at AmazonWorkers in Alabama will vote on organizing with the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union beginning on Monday.
  21. amazon
    Jeff Bezos to Step Down As Amazon CEOAndy Jassy, who leads Amazon’s massive cloud-computing team, will take over as CEO in Q3. The world’s richest man will stay on as executive chairman.
  22. the national interest
    Why Do Trump Fans Think Amazon Proved Mail Ballots Are Fraudulent?Tucker Carlson is so bad at populism.
  23. social media
    Amazon, Apple, and Google Cut Off Parler, Citing Failure to Moderate ExtremismThe site, which has been a haven for many on the far right, may not be long for this world in the aftermath of the Capitol riot.
  24. monopoly
    Amazon Will Sell PrimeInsulin for Your PrimeDiabetesMonopolies helped cause a health-care crisis. Another now steps in to profit.
  25. antitrust
    DOJ Launches First Major Antitrust Case Against GoogleThe search giant pays mobile companies and browsers to make Google their preset search engine. The Justice Department says that’s illegal.
  26. the top line
    Prime Day Highlights Why October Is the New NovemberThis year, with consumers bored at home and retailers wanting to spread out the shopping crowds, Black Friday has crept forward.
  27. pivot
    Will Tech’s Big Four Be Smart Enough to Help Break Themselves Up?Pivot’s Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway discuss what’s next for tech’s largest firms after a House Judiciary report called for their dismantlement.
  28. the top line
    Softbank Found Another Dumb Way to InvestNaturally, the tech behemoth that lost billions on WeWork has found a new, weird thing to do with its investors’ cash.
  29. buyer’s market
    The Post Office Has a Financial Problem, Not a CrisisThere are business questions underlying many of the political questions that surround the USPS.
  30. pivot
    Is This the Beginning of the End of Big Tech As We Know It?Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway discuss the House tech-antitrust hearing and how it could lead toward breaking up giants like Amazon or Facebook.
  31. the top line
    Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg Aren’t in the Same BoatAmazon is extremely popular – and doesn’t meet the definition of a monopoly. Facebook is a different situation.
  32. pivot
    How Should Congress Grill the Big 4 Tech CEOs?Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway play Antitrust Subcommittee members for a day.
  33. pivot
    Why Big Tech’s Congressional Testimony Will Be a BustScott Galloway and Kara Swisher discuss why they’re pessimistic about this month’s grilling of Zuckerberg, Bezos, Cook, and Pichai.
  34. covid-19
    Amazon’s Coronavirus Problem Is Worse Than It Let OnA COVID outbreak in Minneapolis is much worse than the company has admitted.
  35. pivot
    Amazon Finally Sees the Problem With Facial RecognitionKara Swisher and Scott Galloway discuss big tech’s recent turn away from facial recognition and the racial-bias problems with the technology.
  36. technology
    Was the Obama Administration Too Soft on Big Tech?Kara Swisher talks with a key member of the president’s economic team about why companies like Google and Amazon were largely left unchecked.
  37. pivot
    Does It Make Sense for Amazon to Buy a Movie-Theater Chain?Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway discuss the future of the fading power AMC and the upstart Grubhub.
  38. president trump
    Trump’s War on U.S. Institutions Reaches the Postal ServiceTrump has long pressured the Postal Service to charge Amazon more. With a loyalist as postmaster general, his wish may soon become a reality.
  39. pivot
    Amazon’s $4 Billion Coronavirus Investment Will Shred Its CompetitorsJeff Bezos’s plan to bolster Amazon’s supply chain is all the more reason for Congress to break it up, argue Pivot’s Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway.
  40. pivot
    Can Amazon, Uber, and Lyft All Thrive After the Coronavirus?Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway argue that there may not be space for all three giants to survive in the post-coronavirus landscape.
  41. coronavirus
    This May Day, Honor Labor by Compensating ItLabor is entitled to the wealth it creates. It deserves more than temporary hazard pay.
  42. coronavirus
    Amazon Walkouts Are SpreadingWorkers in Minnesota walked out last weekend, and other protests are planned.
  43. coronavirus
    Trump Threatens Postal Service With Loss of Funds If It Doesn’t Quadruple RatesThe president has a long-running fight with USPS over the rates it charges for delivery of packages – particularly those shipped by his enemy Amazon.
  44. coronavirus
    Amazon Workers Protest: ‘They Don’t Care Enough About Us’Activists say over 300 workers called out of their shifts nationwide to protest Amazon’s handling of the pandemic.
  45. coronavirus
    Four Tech Giants Are Solidifying Their Domination of the Post-Coronavirus WorldScott Galloway examines the staggering gains anticipated at Google, Facebook, Apple, and Amazon during the historic economic downturn.
  46. the economy
    The Companies That Stand to Profit From the PandemicNot everyone suffers when the GDP and Dow collapse.
  47. coronavirus
    Workers Are Trying to Avert a Deadly COVID-19 DisasterCOVID-19 has life-and-death stakes. Workers know that.
  48. coronavirus
    The Coronavirus Is Radicalizing WorkersThe working class was already in crisis before the coronavirus. Now they’re angrier than ever.
  49. coronavirus
    There’s No Such Thing As Unskilled LaborLow-wage work matters, and so does every low-wage worker.
  50. podcasts
    Galloway and Swisher on How Amazon Could Ride to the Rescue With COVID-19 Tests“We’d be all tucked in our beds with soup delivered to us if Amazon was running the show.”
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