Amid nationwide strikes by Amazon workers during the business’s annual Prime Day, your home Judiciary Subcommittee hosted an antitrust panel that challenged an Amazon executive Tuesday on allegations that the firm competes against its own sellers. Amazon.com was just one of several technology titans, including Apple, Facebook and Google, that joined the hearing regarding the possible risks of internet market syndicates. Stacy Mitchell, the co-director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and author of “Big-Box Swindle: The True Cost of Mega-Retailers and also the Fight for America’s Independent Businesses,” was one of the specialists that testified concerning Amazon before the panel.
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