Jonathan Taplin, former music and film professional, tells first-hand what the new rentier economy of Internet aggregators like Google and Facebook has done to the creative arts, journalism, and democracy.
Amazon has destroyed businesses, mistreated employees, lowered wages, manipulated markets, and virtually censored books. Now they want a giant handout.
Despite what they’d like you to believe, Amazon’s practices have resulted in net job losses, according to a study done by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance. And the jobs they have created aren’t particularly good, either.