ViewsAmerica by Cartoon Movement-US for May 27, 2021

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    Baslim the Beggar Premium Member about 3 years ago

    Shouldn’t the figure below the lion also have an Amazon smile?

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    Ontman  about 3 years ago

    Clever.

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    VT8/VF84  about 3 years ago

    “Revenge is a Dish Best Served Cold” Amazon now owns "The Apprentice " as part of the MGM inventory. Rump Ranger meet Mr. Bezos.

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    martens  about 3 years ago

    abstract. Amazon is the titan of twenty-first century commerce. In addition to being a retailer, it is now a marketing platform, a delivery and logistics network, a payment service, a credit lender, an auction house, a major book publisher, a producer of television and films, a fashion designer, a hardware manufacturer, and a leading host of cloud server space. Although Amazon has clocked staggering growth, it generates meager profits, choosing to price below-cost and expand widely instead. Through this strategy, the company has positioned itself at the center of ecommerce and now serves as essential infrastructure for a host of other businesses that depend upon it. Elements of the firm’s structure and conduct pose anticompetitive concerns—yet it has escaped antitrust scrutiny. This Note argues that the current framework in antitrust—specifically its pegging competition to “consumer welfare,” defined as short-term price effects—is unequipped to capture the architecture of market power in the modern economy. We cannot cognize the potential harms to competition posed by Amazon’s dominance if we measure competition primarily through price and output. Specifically, current doctrine underappreciates the risk of predatory pricing and how integration across distinct business lines may prove anticompetitive. These concerns are heightened in the context of online platforms for two reasons. First, the economics of platform markets create incentives for a company to pursue growth over profits, a strategy that investors have rewarded. Under these conditions, predatory pricing becomes highly rational—even as existing doctrine treats it as irrational and therefore implausible. Second, because online platforms serve as critical intermediaries, integrating across business lines positions these platforms to control the essential infrastructure on which their rivals depend. (cont’d)

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    martens  about 3 years ago

    This dual role also enables a platform to exploit information collected on companies using its services to undermine them as competitors. This Note maps out facets of Amazon’s dominance. Doing so enables us to make sense of its business strategy, illuminates anticompetitive aspects of Amazon’s structure and conduct, and underscores deficiencies in current doctrine. The Note closes by considering two potential regimes for addressing Amazon’s power: restoring traditional antitrust and competition policy principles or applying common carrier obligations and duties.

    Amazon’s Antitrust Paradox by Lina M. Khan in The Yale Law Journal

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    Radish the wordsmith  about 3 years ago

    Must be fun to have a few extra billion to buy whatever in the world you want.

    Tax the rich.

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    Zebrastripes  about 3 years ago

    Awwww! I want the Lion back! Grrrrrrowl !

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