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October 13, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free – $10

Amazon.com is one of the world’s most successful businesses, and its CEO, Jeffrey Bezos, is now the wealthiest individual in history.

How did this happen, and what does it mean for the rest of us?

Is Amazon a model of how to run a business, are we victims of corporate greed, or are we complicit participants in a consumer nightmare gone wild?

Join us as we discuss the values that drive wealth accumulation and brainstorm working class responses to our present economic conditions.

Suggested Readings:

  1. Brown, Claire. “Amazon Gets Tax Breaks While Its Employees Rely On Food Stamps, New Data Shows.” The Intercept, April 19, 2018.
  2. Bruder, Jessica. “Meet the Camper Force: Amazon’s Nomadic Retiree Army.” Wired, September 14, 2018.
  3. Mitchell, Stacey. “Amazon Doesn’t Just Want to Dominate the Market—It Wants to Become the Market.” The Nation, February 15, 2018.

Photo from Reuters/Ralph D. Freso


  • Alyssa Bonilla
    Alyssa Bonilla, M.A., received her degree in Labor Studies from the Murphy Institute, School for Labor and Urban Studies, CUNY. She teaches Labor and the Global Economy, at Queens College, and has published in the journal, New Labor Forum. Read More ›


October 13, 2018
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free – $10
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Michael Ratner Classroom
320 West 37th Street
New York, NY 10018 United States
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