@tio Just got finished reading Tim Wu's The Curse of Bigness and it's amazing what the Chicago School did to laws that were at one point useful... 😞
@tio just in love with how accessible this is as a format. Will give it a proper leaf through when I've got more time.
@tio @Mojeek Everyone can do their part for stopping Amazon by simply buying stuff at other companies.While other companies like Facebook and Google mostly profit by selling our data in the background,Amazon earns a very big part of its money directly from us when we order things there.But there's no reason to do so,great alternatives exist.In Germany,I really like https://real.de which has almost as much stuff as Amazon,but doesn't do shady stuff.They belong to Schwarz group,Germanys third-largest food retailer.For other countries,just have a look at the websites of the local shops there.Unfortunately I don't know a international trading platform I could recommend without any bad feelings.
@tio @Mojeek They have no monopoly.I see the small number of very big food retailers as a problem,too,but there's also Rewe,Edeka,Aldi,Norma,Tegut and maybe some others I forgot.Yes,they make their own products but every of the other companies I mentioned do the same.Lidl and Kaufland are paying more to their salespersons than the other companies.I agree that there's a risk that they'll become evil,too but for now I don't think they are.Amazon is the leader of modern slavery and also does surveillance of basically everyone with their Alexa.Almost everything is a better option than Amazon.
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