Himalaya: Listen. Learn. Grow.
In 1993, Jeff Bezos noticed that use of something called “the web” was up 2300 percent. So, he moved to Seattle and started a company: Amazon. Nearly thirty years later, Bezos, the wealthiest human being on the planet, is on track to become humanity’s first trillionaire, and Amazon has grown into one of the largest and most valuable companies in the world. An exquisite, revenue-generating machine, from e-commerce to Amazon Web Services, or, AWS, Amazon is both marketplace and infrastructure for the contemporary economy. But Amazon’s dominance and Bezos’s immense wealth come at a cost: to workers, to small businesses, and to the health of competitive markets. On this episode of “Who Is?,” the story behind the package--and your Amazon Prime membership.
Vanessa, an Amazon worker and organizer with DCH1 Amazonians United
Stacy Mitchell, co-director of the Institute for Local Self Reliance
Kshama Sawant, a Seattle City Councilwoman who has represented Seattle’s District 3 since 2014
Andreas Weigend, a data scientist who previously served as Amazon’s chief scientist. He is the author of the book “Data for the People”
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