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Posted 16 February 2019 - 06:46 PM

Bezos is a politicized megalomaniac.    https://www.realclea...l_with_nyc.html

 

In return for bestowing his grace on America's two richest cities, Jeff Bezos, who is the world's richest man would receive more than $2 billion in subsidies from you, the taxpayer. 

 
he's been shopping around the country for 14 months going to cities to see who will give him the best deal. And he's shaking down New York City for about $1.5 billion and he's done something similar down in Northern Virginia.
 
And again, the whole point is he's trying to cozy up the politicians so that they will give him and his company, a $200 billion company, the biggest tax breaks around, and put him in a position where he can fend off competitors for years to come because he is cozy with the rule makers.  
 
Jeff Bezos is moving into town because he wants to control what's happening in the Halls of Power. He's already hired $13 million worth of lobbying and a 100 lobbyists to deal with this.
 
Now he's going to put 20,000 more people right next to D.C. and Northern Virginia to make sure every time there's an issue that affects Amazon, he has boots on the ground in the Halls of Congress, in the offices of politicians to get his preferences passed, even if it means consumers and other small businesses lose out. This is all about getting his hands on the levers of power.  
 
Amazon has gone from a company that disrupts industries to a company that stays on top by buying political influence. And it's got a whole political party protecting it.  The Democratic Party.

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 03:43 AM

Amazon Employees Hired And Fired By Robots  

 

Robots at Amazon decide who gets a job. Based on performance algorithms, the robots also decide who gets fired.  

 

Software and algorithms are used to screen, hire, assign and now terminate workers at Amazon. For lower-paid employees, the Robot Overlords Have Arrived.

 
Low-paid workers’ lives are increasingly governed by software and algorithms. This was starkly illustrated by a report last week that Amazon.com tracks the productivity of its employees and regularly fires those who underperform, with little human intervention.   https://www.zerohedg...nd-fired-robots

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