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Unfair Advantage

Stacy Mitchell On How Amazon Undermines Local Economies

To think of Amazon as a retailer is to miss the true nature of this company. Amazon wants to control the underlying infrastructure of commerce.

Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

The Garden Center

Daniela can’t stand Lisa. Exactly why, I’m not sure. I can see her criticizing Lisa, who is her boss, but Daniela’s anger goes well beyond mere criticism. I suspect her rage stems in part from their age difference.

Survivor

Do I need to go into what turns an eleven-year-old into such a stoic: embarrassed to be sentimental, determined to be detached?

Fever

I lie on the couch in the living room and feel a deep sense of shame, because I’ve increased our debt by getting sick.

Reverence

I bow to the pencil, the pencil maker, the tree that gave its wood, the graphite that fills its core, and the mind that conceived pencil. I bow to all the teeth and jaws that have chewed pencils out of boredom or nervousness.

Readers Write

Men And Women

A teacher’s legacy, a professor’s dilemma, a stranger’s confessions

Personal Stories By Our Readers ▸
One Nation, Indivisible

November 2018

Featuring Barbara Ehrenreich, Studs Terkel, David Budbill, and more.

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The Dog-Eared Page

Capitalism And The Wage System

The modern growth of monopolies in the shape of trusts, cartels, federations of employers and so on has greatly increased the power of the capitalist to levy toll on the community. This tendency will not cease of itself, but only through definite action on the part of those who do not profit by the capitalist regime.

A Classic from the Bookshelf ▸
Quotations

Sunbeams

One of the first things we must get rid of is the idea that democracy is tantamount to capitalism.

Eleanor Roosevelt

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