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how exactly is amazon taking over the whole planet? what does jeff bezos want that he doesn't already have? what future does the multinational wish to impose on us and at what cost? the our story begins in 1994 in a seattle suburb. jeff bezos, a 30 something wall street expatriate creates amazon and its garage. jeff basis. and what are your, what is your claim to fame and the founder of amazon dot com. where did you get an
idea for amazon dot com? well, 3 years ago, i was in new york city working for quantitative hedge fund. when i came across the startling statistic, the web usage was great and 2300 percent a year. so i decided i would try and find the business plan that made sense in the context that grew up in the beginning, they were only 3. 1 of the things that was really happening in seattle of that time was grunge so, so you had nevada and pearl jam and all that. i kind of music so they were plaid shirts on everyone. paul davis is one of the programmers who developed amazon's very 1st website at amazon. they sell for what was out in a suburb that really was very far from the city and clubs, and any kind of of seen that might be happening. there were basically 2 programmers
working hard riding code. and jeff, working hard on, on the sort of business he side of the new company. there wasn't this kind of really fuel energy, you know, like, oh my god, you know, what's going to be a goal today? what are we going to take off today? oh my god, if that isn't done, isn't done today. things fall apart. it was more just a case of methodically working as quickly as, as we could buy books arrived. somebody was gonna have to pack them up and ship them out. and so, so until that will be jeff. this is like the super early days when it was really just still the 3 of us plus his wife working part time. sometimes it will be white, mackenzie, sometimes it would even be shallow, right? if there were many and we were super hide off in something. this is at a time where, you know, we, typically, we were handling, you know, maybe less than 20 books per day or something. i, me,
25 years later, amazon no longer sends 20 parcels, but 14000000 a day. the company owns over 250 warehouses and delivered on 5 continents. mm i guess amazon success cod stacy mitchell's attention. she heads the institute for local self reliance research center, studying the evolution of the american economy. for the past 10 years, she's been closely monitoring the growth of the beast. amazon is like, it's like this invisible force. you know, it's got,
it's tend to falls in so many aspects of the economy. there's nothing that amazon isn't trying to get into there. now the biggest clothing retailer in the us and they produce a lot of clothing. bookstores, toys, stores, hardware stores, kind of grown invisibly. it doesn't get noticed are covered by the media in the same way because it's not physically present except in just a few places. amazon is growing so rapidly, they are creating a lot of jobs, but as they grow, they're destroying a lot of jobs. and we found that for everyone, new amazon job that had been created, there were 2 jobs that were lost at existing businesses. we've lost about 85000 independent small businesses in the last 10 years. we've lost about $35000.00 small and mid sized manufacturers. amazon isn't the only cause, but it's the top cause of those losses.
ah, stacy mitchell investigates amazon strategy of conquest. there's a kind of a balancing act that they seem to walk between slowly taking over everything rapidly, taking over everything and yet not being so visible that people become alarmed in some ways we, you know, the train has left the station and as a society of, we're going to try to figure out how to bring that back. it's much harder to do now that it would have been 10 years ago. we had noticed what was really happening in, in the united states, amazon now controls half of all online commerce the company leads online sales in clothing, electronics books, d v d 's personal care and the products ah,
it also offers the video on demand, online music streaming video games, data storage insurance, as well as drugs. amazon also embodies a certain vision of america progressive and liberal. its acquisition of whole foods leader of high end organic produce is a good example. jeff bezos is a complex character. he's a ceo as well as an investor, but in 2013, he personally acquired the washington post. one of the most prestigious newspapers in the u. s. ah. step by step. the amazon empire extends its grip on the world. here really hit amazon and this point represents the transformation of the american economy. i mean, you know, the old saying when i 1st came the street and kind of back in the day was what's good for gm is good for the country today. that's largely amazon as largest market
cap company. it's, it's greatly intertwined with the entire american global economy. amazon essentially controls the marketplace. it's not really a market, it's a private arena. amazon sets the rules. it gives the side which companies get the best spots which companies rank in the search rankings. who can even be there, what they're allowed to sell, how they can communicate with their customers, what they have to pay in order to be part of it. the old saying is if it walks like a duck. 1 in quiet like a duck its a duck. so amazon looks like monopoly trades like a monopoly makes money like a monopoly behaves like monopoly. so when i looked at it, you have to use monopolies in the traditional sense, upon a comparable type company. the real definition of a monopoly is when you have the ability to control the terms by which
other player, as can access the market. when you have that kind of power to dictate what happens and amazon has that power, amazon has become a kind of gatekeeper. and their strategy is very much about being the e commerce platform for the entire world. ah. when i would show the wrong one, i just don't i mean you rolled out this thing because the attitude and engagement equal betrayal. when so many find themselves will depart, we choose to look for common ground in
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we have our 3 banks all set up here. maybe something in europe, something in america, something overseas, in the cayman islands, you never know how these banks are complicit in their pocket. we just have to give me a call. i am ready to do some serious money laundry. ok, let's see how we did. well, we've got a nice luxury watch for max and for stacy. oh, beautiful jewelry. and how about automobile? again, for mag, you know, what money laundering is higher legal spots the me amazon is conquering one territory after another, after the us just phases took control of england, germany, france, japan, canada, italy, spain, brazil, mexico and australia. today,
the decisive battle for the company is taking place in india ah . in 2013 amazon arrived in india with the intention of gaining control of a market estimated at $100000000000.00, conquer or fault or whatever have been able to achieve globally is to be able to very, pretty much all major markets globally. right. for that in europe or in the us and
some of the other asian markets as with outside of china, the only but 2 feet of it is still open india. so a, this is the only battlefield is open be to the thing that can be large federal feet . i don't know. the one in india is the fastest growing economy in the world with a 7 percent growth in 2000. and 17 was one. the news in recent years, some 200000000 indians have joined the middle class dramatically increasing the number of internet users and eager consumers the
news. as a result, indian e commerce is growing by 30 to 50 percent every year. amazon is not the only company trying to tap into this growth. competing with jeff bezos, his flip card, the leader of the indian market, founded by 2 x amazon employees and paid him a new startup finance by chinese giant alibaba. the 3 of them are waging a multi $1000000000.00 commercial war. in its 1st year, jeff bezos invested $2000000000.00 and then $2000000000.00 more the following year . to gain market share, amazon has already invested $5000000000.00 in india without seeing a profit. all of these 3 players are armed, still the top. they have a lot of phoenician, lot of funding, big guys backing up so you don't see anyone falling apart anytime soon.
the. the battle gets even more complex. as these multinational corporations are facing a very strong nationalist pushback in india, this is the case in old delhi, the commercial district of the indian capital. here, commercial structures have remained unchanged for hundreds of years. really that will never go to the next of madame sitting at his table and 15 angry men,
the largest group of merchants in all each own several shops in the neighborhood. they are the 1st to feel the impact of amazon's presence. or maybe you do you know, the merchants of old jelly are worried, but they have a major asset to slow down amazon's rise. they formed the electoral base of the b, j. p. the party empower and india since 2014 it's leader, prime minister and her and ramadi promotes an exacerbated form of nationalism and defense protection as view of the economy.
ah, the indian government recently introduced a bill that could severely limit amazon's room to maneuver. notably by preventing it from under cutting prices, jeff bezos had to engage in a diplomatic game. he regularly meets with prime minister moti all. it's a significant stick for amazon and for, for the kind of investment which amazon has been doing didn't market. it's reflection of the find a policy to see the big this market and if it feels to deflect that in a global movie for amazon it's, it's not a regional story. it's a, it's a little story for yeah, in ah,
me to come to the americans, the merchantable daily. have a plan to ensure the government doesn't forget them. i the pleasure for the 5 years or 10 years down the line because they're deep pockets in big losses. that is why they're coming to india. you can see any example in the words that they've been in the market. as of that again, then you get a monopoly shout is one of you, she,
me, this bus will go around the country to alert other merchants and the population at large of the threats that looms over india. obviously not in the i a o in 2018 amazon announced its intention to invest yet again another $2000000000.00 in the country did operations in india have so far resulted in a net loss of $883000000.00
investing massive amounts of money often at a loss in order to conquer market share is the foundation of jeff bezos global strategy. despite this risky plan, amazon's boss still maintains the confidence of the financial markets. amazon stock value rises constantly. ah, in the last 4 years it is increased fivefold. ah, amazon lost about $3000000000.00 and it's for 6 years in business, selling books at a loss. and it worked, you know, i mean, now amazon is the dominant book retailer with more than half the market. and they've consistently done that in one sector after another where they go in, they lose money. other companies that are not, don't have the same backing from wall street, aren't able to operate at
a loss. they go out of business, amazon takes over, you know, and this is a company that is able to lose money like that in a way that no one else is jeffries, our seo. i mean one of the things when you're analyzing a company is management's credibility. he spent time on wall street at a large hedge fund. i believe he saw intuitively knew what institutional investors were looking for, knew how to educate them about timeframes. i mean, as an analysts, it's not just about how much cash but you want when that cash is expected to come in the door. that helps you build better financial models. and so i believe he did a good job and the speech language to financial market participants. jeff bezos has been very astute and how he communicates what he's doing to wall street. and he always talks about this idea that amazon is for the long term that he's not focused on the short term that what he's building is something much bigger. and it's over
the long term. and wall street investors have have very much bought into that idea . and they have backed this company, even in the years when amazon lost a lot of money years when they made very little money. wall street continued to back this company. jeff basis was successful in imposing his long term vision to an economy geared toward short term profits. having secured the confidence of wall street, he was able to make all of the world's commodities available in one click. this idea of accessibility was born 50 years ago in san francisco capital and the american counterculture gaffer google, apple, facebook and amazon are the unexpected errors to these california hippies.
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