HARPER’S INCLUDES AMAZON IN ITS NEW NETWORK OF MONOPOLIES; MAJOR PUBLISHING CEO CALLS AMAZON’S CEO DANGEROUS

An essay in the February issue of Harper’s Magazine, “Killing the Competition: How the new monopolies are destroying open markets,” by Barry C. Lynn, includes Amazon in a growing list of American corporations that are pushing “monopolization of our private markets.” Included are Apple, Google, Intel, and Pixar (which together colluded to prevent employees from getting jobs at other firms), the Brazilian food giant JPS (which sets chicken prices throughout the South), the advertising giant WPP (one of four large advertising holding companies), and Anheuser-Busch InBev and MillerCoors (which together control 90 percent of domestic beer distribution).

Lynn writes that many in the book business fear Amazon in the same way as “the chicken farmers of the Sweedlin Valley” fear JPS.

 

Harper’s includes Amazon in its “new network” of monopolies; major publishing CEO calls Amazon’s CEO “dangerous” (via Melville House Books).

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