Monthly Archives: March 2019

The Enormous Numbers Behind Amazon’s Market Reach

In recent months, talk of regulating or even breaking up Amazon.com, Inc. has moved from the political fringes to the mainstream. In early March, in a widely discussed Medium post, Democratic presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren made the case that Amazon (plus Google and Facebook) have amassed an alarming concentration of power, arguing for structural change to the tech industry. Read more

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First Bags, Then Straws, Now State Legislators Want a Statewide Plastic Ban

A bill currently making its way through the legislature aims at reducing the amount of single-use waste generate in the state by requiring packaging and products to be truly recyclable or compostable.

“The future of California’s quality of life is at stake,” said Senator Ben Allen, D-Santa Monica, one of the authors of the bill. “Rather than continue to tinker around the edges with one-off bans of individual plastic items, we need a thoughtful, comprehensive solution...

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