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  1. Oct 2020
    1. This article is important for Diplo for the following reasons:

      • growing relevance of digital economy for governance and policy will requie us to improve our coverage of digital economy and finance.
      • an interplay governments-companies will be crucial for understanding future digital developments.
      • need to improve our understanding and research in the field of digital finance.

      What can we do? This 'lifting' will be part of my (JovanK) 'sandbox' approach where I will try to map our existing human and tech resources and in a short time bring our coverage of these issues on the higher level.

      How ti will be done

      • gain full understanding of economic indicators that we will follow, including how often we have to follow them (just-in-time, monthly, quaterly, annually). JovanNj, who is economist by training will organise presentation for us.
      • after we identify economic parametars to follow we will re-organise our existing resources and identify new resources where we can find them (especially resources that we have to follow just-in-time)
      • start integration into our research (I am drafting article on an interplay between economic parameters and governance), web-services (DW, comparison softare), courses, etc.

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    1. Amazon clashes with the trade unions in the UK. Major trade unions complain about Amazon's practice including gruelling conditions, unrealistic productivity targets, surveillance, bogus self-eemployement and a refusal to recognise or engage with unions unless forced.

      They propose:

      • Better union access to workplaces.
      • The banning of zero hours contracts.
      • Stronger laws to protect supply chain workers.
      • Ending “bogus” self-employment.
    2. In a joint statement with the GMB union, the TUC called on the government to improve workers’ conditions through an upcoming employment bill but also to force Amazon’s hand by using its powers as a client of the company.

      Trade unions are putting pressure on governmetns as both law maker and major contractor of Amazon

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    1. Amazon is recruiting 'spies' to follow union-leaders, terrorists, and politicians (listed in the same sentence).

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  2. Aug 2020
    1. But in April, The Wall Street Journal reported that Amazon employees used independent seller data to guide the development of Amazon’s own products. According to the Journal, employees allegedly analyzed the sales and profit margins of products like a car trunk organizer sold by a third-party seller before launching its own competing product. After the report was published, the House Judiciary Committee called on Bezos to testify in light of the story. It’s a good bet that Bezos will be asked about the Journal piece specifically and be forced to explain what the company is doing

      A second problem is that CEOs have been telling half-truths. Who is right?

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  3. Jul 2020
    1. Thank you, Chairman Cicilline, Ranking Member Sensenbrenner, and members of the Subcommittee. I’m Jeff Bezos. I founded Amazon 26 years ago with the long-term mission of making it Earth’s most customer-centric company.

      Pathos - going into stomach of people - related to them - I am one of you - I made it.

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