Pluralistic: The conservative movement is cracking up (14 Nov 2023)


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Pluralistic: Amazon is a ripoff (06 Nov 2023)


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Big Tech Can’t Stop Telling On Itself

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In July, the Federal Trade Commission announced a complaint against Amazon over the ways the company has tricked customers into subscribing to its paid Prime service. The Commission argues that Amazon discovered that its customers were accidentally signing up for Prime and were unhappy about it, and that the company nevertheless decided not to fix this confusion because it was making too much money from these accidental signups. To make things worse, Amazon deliberately made it harder to cancel Prime, and celebrated that the new, more complex process resulted in fewer cancellations.

This is historic. Prior to the current administration, the FTC had been in a 40 year decline: underfunded and timid. But the new chair, Lina M. Khan, has brought a muscular, take-no-prisoners approach, working in close coordination with her peers at the DoJ antitrust division and with other agencies to reawaken their long-dormant regulatory powers.

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Pluralistic: Why they're smearing Lina Khan (14 July 2023)


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Pluralistic: The learned helplessness of Pete Buttigieg (10 Jan 2023)


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Pluralistic: 12 Aug 2022


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Pluralistic: 09 May 2022


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Pluralistic: 13 Aug 2021


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