by | Feb 14, 2019

Amazon does not pay the government taxes. The government pays Amazon taxes. Some residents of the chutzpah capital of the world predictably rebel against this arrangement. Just call them modern-day tax resisters. Hopefully, Jeff Bezos’s Internal Revenue Service audits them…

by | Feb 12, 2019

The dominant media spends day after day accusing Trump of this or that “lie.” It puts the worst possible construction on his every utterance. Meanwhile, the high priests of that media get caught out in plagiarism scandals and the like…

by | Jan 29, 2019

Early this year, America’s cultural centers were rocked by a sordid tale of privilege gone wrong that would’ve fit right into an Edith Wharton novel. Jeff Bezos, the richest man on earth, the creator of Amazon, and a man increasingly…

by | Nov 20, 2018

Bipartisanship in today’s Washington is as rare as a wardrobe completely free of items purchased at Brooks Brothers. But rarer still, is when that bipartisanship runs against moneyed interests. Indeed, most “bipartisan bills” should practically come with a NASCAR-style sponsor sticker,…

by | Oct 23, 2018

Amazon killed Sears, Toys R Us, and Borders. Can it save our healthcare system? The company further fueled speculation about its desire to venture from its rainforest into the healthcare jungle through a recent job posting. The Amazon Benefits Department…

by | Oct 5, 2018

The left was quick to give Sen. Bernie Sanders credit for Amazon’s wage hikes the company announced Tuesday, but more credit belongs with President Trump and the strong economy he has helped create. Amazon will begin paying all American employees…

by | Oct 5, 2018

Amazon recently announced that it is raising the wage of its lowest-paid U.S. workers to $15 an hour, and above the proposed “real living wage” in the UK. Jeff Bezos also plans to lobby Congress to raise the minimum wage. This…

by | Sep 25, 2018

In a year that has put the untenable practices and politics of Silicon Valley’s tech barons under scalding sunlight, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos has come in for a particularly nasty set of burns. Just to remind ourselves, let’s count them: First,…

by | Aug 27, 2018

The past few weeks have shown an alarming series of developments when it comes to the compatibility of today’s tech sector with a free society. The most controversial of these, no doubt, was the banning of Infowars and its flagship…

by | Jul 23, 2018

Luke Skywalker was tempted by the Dark Side — but didn’t give in to it. Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos did. Both began as promising free market Jedi — but have become Sith Lords of crony capitalism. Musk went from earning an…

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