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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Bezos a Libertarian?

David Remnick at The New Yorker with a good piece on the Amazon CEO buying the Wash Post.  But quite a ways into it we hear about his mysterious politics:  has donated to only a few candidates (even Pat Leahy), mainly far-flung Democrats, big funder for gay rights, major First Amendment guy, and so forth.  But Reason calls him an out-and-out  "libertarian" and says he has donated heavily to their foundation.  So we'll see.

1 comment:

Laurence Glavin said...

A major magazine (might have been "Rolling Stone") ran a lengthy article last year about the experiences of an individual who went to work at an Amazon fulfillment center. He later appeared on a radio talk-show originating at Boston's WBUR and distributed on a number of NPR stations. It was back-breaking, foot-torturing work of almost unremitting toil for ten hours a day for just a little more than the minimum wage and no benefits. The general impression of the article and interview was that this is the future of retail because others are doing the same thing.