16 Feb 2016 - 01 Feb 2022
Stop the monopolization of the book and retail industry!
ABA is urging Congress and state attorneys general to investigate Amazon’s business model for violations of antitrust laws. Like Standard Oil and A& P in the 20th
century, Amazon’s dominance and abusive business tactics have had a negative impact on many retail channels, including America’s book industry and with it, free expression. Its latest proposed purchase of Whole Foods is opening eyes to the damage that monopoly power can do, so strike while the iron is hot! Demand that Amazon be investigated! ABA has created an Antitrust Action Kit
that provides you with crucial, state-specific tools to help you in your outreach. Also for ABA members: The New Localism Toolkit.
A selection of readings and resources.
Amazon's Business Practices
As Amazon Preps Chicago Store, Indie Bookstores Push Back (Chicagoist, January 2017)
Amazon and Job Creation
Amazon and the Book Industry
Tax Avoidance and Government Subsidies
Amazon as an Employer — Working Conditions
Jeff Bezos/Amazon and the Washington Post
The Growth of Amazon and the Impact on Communities(ABA, 2016
Local First & Economic Impact Studies
Small Business Issues / AIB
Regional Trade Associations