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Amazon is using coronavirus to expand its power – and not for the greater good | Julia Carrie Wong24 Mar 6:00am

Amazon is using coronavirus to expand its power – and not for the greater good | Julia Carrie Wong

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If we let Amazon’s strength dominate our entire economy, we may just find out how weak we are It is calling up 100,000 troops, extending grants to small businesses, prioritizing essential goods, and cracking down on profiteers. No, that’s not the United States federal government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic: it’s Amazon’s. The e-commerce behemoth is poised to become one of the major winners of the coronavirus crisis. As smaller businesses (even those that are not in any sense of the word small) falter and fail, Amazon is expanding its dominance over American commerce and society.
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