The internet is dominated by five companies: Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft. And it’s not just online—these giant tech companies are behind a lot of the smart devices collecting information about us every day, from Amazon Echo to robot vacuums to even “smart” toothbrushes that many consumers are bringing into their homes. Today on […]
The Ecuadorian government’s plans to sell a half million acres of Amazonian rainforest to oil companies has been blocked by the legal rights of the indigenous Waorani tribe, and by the legal rights of nature itself. Reynard Loki has been following this conflict and has written an article in Common Dreams about the history and […]
With Amazon searching for another headquarters site, states and cities are falling over themselves to offer Amazon incentives to locate at their site. Incentives include land, tax breaks, cash, and more. Is this good for the locale, or anybody? Greg LeRoy from Good Jobs First talks about the potential outcomes.
It’s the holiday season, a time when many of us are shopping for gifts. For many of us, shopping online has become our solution to going out and about to local stores. Jeff Bezos, the founder and chief executive officer of amazon.com, wants shopping through Amazon to be our first response. That’s why his company works […]