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structure in its interconnections in its being a global information system to supply goods to make your life better. if the catalog online. banks to the internet has amazon globalize the ideals of the whole earth catalogue. today, steward, brand its founder, has a very rich friend, jeff bezos, me use affinity between hippies and wall street stop here. ah, jeff basis is a libertarian advocating for small government. he values complete, entrepreneurial freedom, unimpeded by laws and regulations. with
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amazon burned off the social vision that animated so many in the 1900 sixty's. the hope of a better world through consumption through interconnected information systems. that's gone. at least has gone to the consumers of amazon. and it's gone along with my local bookstores. it's gone along with my local shops, it's gone. the civic world is not something that i see amazon carrying about at all . and i think that's a great shame. i think it's picked up on one on one of the core elements of the horse catalogue. but it's lost, whatever, civic and vision animated the catalog. and that's a great shame. me the
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my name is alex. i'm known shribel. this should been oscar document. wouldn't be like fish been either fish or when they decide john august 2000 if by online. so in that vision when you pick, make a decision of a few says uncommon incision finished in your course and uptime. don't receive. so pick and taking the ball before joining amazon, alexander was a soldier in the german army but in the warehouse he was confronted with a ruthless work culture where employees are treated like robots
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and all that stuff. and that's what sets up when she isn't in mental built, i suppose her time and those who him how a mission that i missed the i and i i think i'll take a log on and i'm thinking i'll pick it up. so when i incident ticket and i'm protection for patterns on the have also the home is the thing that can be the hold on. keep in mind i'm talk most most gave them the same power in the local month most from the $1000.00 and up i company she is approved this wouldn't from finish cancer. do you think that most thousands of no, no, no not you have a scanner. there's a line that in your where you have to go when you pack,
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you have to move the way where a computer stands and this conners and managers and teachers and neither teach you to make so called equation of movement. so you take there, can this have to park like this, and you park in the line and you really have to follow all this movement. there's something new in the sense that you work a machine, but you are also controlled by machines. and this is something scary if you don't follow this, read them off the corporation push on you. you are just not accepted. they tell you if you don't like walking here, you just go, we don't want, we don't want to happy workers when i missed you also from the 1000. my mother was missing to the land by an s. as in this, basically as a boy out since the best and the place in effect,
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the happy and burned out in the window for the guys to go for the good take this, this is the house for the long distance, the procedure and for the one i did with all the hope and for the woman i know ah. ringback in germany on black friday, the unions are calling for a strike. oh, does it look bunch like all private bob. i thought the news soon with the banner stud muffin of those gob. thank good. i'll give you my daughter's law bugs all. it's all good luck, kathy. it looks, it was, i'm the europe. jeff bezos is facing strong states. mur, social protections are especially important and where employees have more labor rights. this is april, knocked an individual aiden falling out of them. august as plans are built for the
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last 5 years verde the main german union has been organizing strikes and the countries 11 amazon warehouses high school. i'm perfect, you know, i spoke to the foreigners about you ma'am, and i get the workers are mainly asking for wage increases. thanks to these mobilizations, the leipzig warehouse workers have successfully increased their wages by 11.2 percent in the last 5 years. that is more dollars, that goes april 2018. the major german media group axle springer is about to award. basil such prize for the most innovative person of the year dirty has called on workers from all over europe to come and protest in front of the building. standing alongside the germans today are polish, italian,
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and french workers. they are 1000 strong. well come to berlin. thanks. it's great to be here today and was, is employing 566000 people. you're probably the biggest drop grade of recent times. at the same time, you're aggressively criticized by union said by media for paying low wages for inappropriate working conditions. how do you deal with these accusations? if you do anything new or innovative, you have to be willing to be misunderstood. if you cannot, if you can't afford to be misunderstood, then for goodness sake don't do anything new or innovative. yet, i'm very proud of our working conditions and i'm very proud of the wages that we pay in germany. we employee
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16000 people. we pay at the high end of the range for any comparable work. we, the microwave test, as benefits and so we can live more. we have very good communications with our employees. we don't believe that we need a union to be an intermediary between us or employes. congratulate you fall, you have achieved thinking, and congress very nice. thank you. back in 2017 amazon made $178000000000.00 in total revenue. the multinational is crushing all its competitors and online sales. but amazon is also the leader in another area. it has nothing to do with parcels or material goods, but it's of strategic importance. the cloud and online data storage infrastructure,
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entire databases and web services are physically hosted and amazon's data centers. huge buildings filled with servers. ah, amazon own 120 data centers like this one spread around the world in 2017 amazon web services accounted for only 12 percent of its turnover, but 60 percent of its products. mm. the the ah
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the amazon a lot of the retailer, but it's really, it's a mistake to think of amazon that way. amazon is a company that really wants to control the underlying infrastructure of the economy . so wants to be the platform on which all buying and selling happens. it wants to be basically the interface between all buyers and sellers. it is a major part of the, the cloud. it's amazon web services controls about a 3rd of the world's cloud computing capacity. and increasingly it's moving into shipping and package delivery. there isn't anything and history that's quite like amazon. i mean, it's completely a new thing. we've never really encountered anything like this, but you can think about it in some ways, like a railroad in the sense that and that's what amazon controls and lots of other companies need access to that in order to get to market. that's an incredibly powerful position. i don't think amazon has any other competitor that could
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potentially challenge it. i think the only thing that good stuff amazon today would be government intervention. i now and all you do this is he is a sphere. if you are fast, you will fall off the end and the other side came from and your back home. so i would like to envision that does it cost a living is just like that, you know, on the action, go to and from the other side. there may or may, we should all been may or may, we should all be angry because i'm was more, i can't understand united states history, understand the role that slavery play was already
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a very formal institution. by the time united states became a nation, it actually the find the nation, the rise of capitalism clearly on the back of white m is laid down. if you have se lynchings, any great extent. you believe that really in the country and my country still stands in brick? i'm from the south. everybody. i know. know what their failure to some extent. i would argue that we're still fighting the civil war. in the south is winning blue. blue, blue. a blue
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a ah with ah ah oh look forward to talking to you all. that technology should work for people. i
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robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where's that shorter is it conflict with the 1st law? show your identification. we should be very careful about on personal intelligence, and the point obviously, is to great trust, rather than fear with very shy and with artificial intelligence, real summoning with a robot must protect its own existence. with aware of the risk amazon is increasingly nurturing its relationships with governments. in 17 years, it's lobbying expenses exploded. in the united states, they've gone from $492000.00 in the year,
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2000 to $13000000.00 in 2017. in europe alone, they add up to at least 2000000 euros. with will, jeff bezos you is this money to counter a less than accommodating europe? in 2017, for the 1st time the european commission decided to attack the company, margaret vest, hagar, european commissioner for competition sanctioned amazon for its tax management. and the commission has today adopted a decision that i, my sons tax benefits ah, a legal and i. e. u state aid rules. a tax ruling granted by luxemburg has reduced emerson's tax bill in more than 8 years between may
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2006 and june 2014. it was not justified. amazon now has to repay the tax benefit worth around $250000000.00 euros plus interest. amazon paid the 250000000, but luxembourg appealed the decision. not all states endorsed the commissioner's approach, nor to the also court other measures that promote tax furnace the thing with with amazon, and we know that from the tax case it is that you don't necessarily make profits, but you create value. so you create value on the stock exchange, but you don't make profit in your business. so people make money by buying and selling stocks instead of making money by having a profits coming out of the business in itself. and one of the reasons why we are
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so a eager are also to have a sort of broad european digital sex ation, is to make sure that, that we get it right. because say digital companies, on average pay 9 percent in tax, where ordinary businesses, on average pay 23 percent in tax. europe is trying to put in place a new tax that specifically targets gaffer, including amazon this new tract would levy the revenues and not their profits. since these web giants usually store away their profits and countries with low tax rates. france is alone in defending this initiative. we have all had a wake up call to say we're yes, technology is fascinating and it produces say great things that we can do. but that's a bad sight to everything. that's a fetch our democracy. there's
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a threat to the way we do business. that's the threat for us as consumers to be respected in the marketplace. we need to getting control of that. so here it is. the world, according to amazon, a world where a single company controls the distribution of all our daily products, the infrastructure of our economy. what i'm buying or receiving packages or i have friends who are doing like yes, also man as a great thing that we built. but as a said, if i put my head of being a citizen that on a lot more. busy questioning of what do i really feel, any pride in that? i think most of the time i, i, i feel almost the opposite. really. i help to create something that may not
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help to really be a net good in the world. the issue of who shapes the future of our country? is it us or is an amazon, you know, that's the question me on the pacific coast in seattle that question has already been answered here. amazon is already imposing its vision of the world of tomorrow. at 1st glance, it's an ideal world. the company's headquarters are located in this building called day one. added to feed the brand new structure. wanted by jeff basis a series of glass balls sheltering rare tropical plants like a bio to a 2 point oh,
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where amazon employees come to work in harmony with a domesticated nature. in total 20 percent of seattle's downtown area is occupied by amazon. ah, in the last 2 years, 40000 new executives from around the world have joined the ranks of the american giant often young and very well paid. they can take full advantage of the amazon way of life and can preview much of the company's innovations lockers where you can pick up your packages at any time. or amazon go supermarkets where no check out is required. customers enter with
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their smartphone and the computer automatically charges their account to welcome these new comers. luxurious buildings are constantly being constructed. thanks to amazon, seattle has become a favorite city for the american executive class. mm. but at night seattle becomes a completely different city. since amazon's arrival with its numerous hires of senior executives, rents and seattle have been rising by 10 percent each year. ah, the poorest can no longer find housing even if they have a job. in
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here. 30 percent of the homeless population is employed at city hall, seattle's younger city, counsellor theresa mosquito made housing the priority of mandate. ah, we saw about a 600 percent increase in how and homelessness. and we saw twice the amount of people who are living in our v's become homeless. that number is immense. you can see the crisis of poverty and homelessness on the street. however, here in seattle, we have a higher rate of homelessness per capita than like los angeles, which is a call for action. and it's imperative that we do something. we have a 1000 people who are moving to this region a week, which means that we're not building housing. the costs of housing increases people who were and otherwise affordable rental units really have know where to go. they
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are falling into the street or they are getting displaced and pushed out of seattle spring. 2018 city council proposes the creation of a new tax. the biggest companies in seattle, including amazon, will have to pay $500.00 per employee per year in order to finance the construction of social housing. we had initially proposed tax because you would have brought in $75000000.00 a year, which is a drop in the bucket of what we actually needed. we ended up with $47000000.00 per year, which amazon agreed to. the proposal was passed unanimously, unanimously. by the council and signed by the mayor within 24 hours of amazon agreeing to that amount of taxing each corporation, $275.00 per head for 5 years, for just the largest company after they agreed to that within 24 hours,
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they changed their mind, they funded the opposition and ran a campaign to undermine it. amazon initiated a power struggle to push back on city council. seattle was divided to counter the multi nationals campaign citizens mobilized for social justice. amazon won the battle of opinion. its petition gathered over 45000 signatures on june 12th, 2018. the seattle city council decided to hold a new vote on the tax in front of supporters of both sides the red against screen
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protests against anti tax herbal. quickly the city council voted to reverse its new acts asian policy, whereas for i won only 2 council members, including theresa mosquito voted against the repeal of attacks. must get a vote for ne o'brian vote for i 7 in favor to oppose the for the bill passes in the share with sign it me 3 months later, jeff visa announced the launching of his own housing policy in a 2000000000 dollar private fund to help poorly, house families across the country. i want to make sure that public policy is driven by those who were elected to pass public policy, not by the whims of one seal or one corporation,
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11 day decides to donate money. i think it's a real warning signal to the entire country that we have got to be able to govern and do so with integrity, to make sure that our most vulnerable are being protected and invested in. we need public policy to be passed by. those have been elected to do so me . ready every night and seattle city hall opens its doors to provide a place to sleep on the floor, to those who have nowhere else to go on the
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the lines had been drawn and positions made clear after 2 weeks of high level talk, rush, nato, we mean poles apart and how to define pan european security. moving forward. moscow is presented against vision in writing while washington falls back on our cave, cold war. felicia, look forward to talking to you all that technology should work for people. a robot must obey the orders given it by human beings, except where such order that conflict with the 1st law show your identification. we should be very careful about artificial intelligence at the point obviously is too great trust, rather than fear. i would like to take on various jobs with artificial intelligence,
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real summoning with a robot most protective own existence with a risk champs all down through here. calling this larry over here. so you're camps are always a little nicer than this. this is evidence of absolute poverty. the surveyor. people in our city and other cities all across america are living like this. where at the original need and village that opened up in 2018 right now. there's 31 homes on the property. it's a little over 4 acres with 31 homes and a community center. unfortunately, a lot of people don't make it out of edition more homelessness, and i'm sure i made it that you
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with ah, the president of croatia said his country. it will withdraw troops from nato in eastern europe, that there's a conflict between russia and ukraine. it comes as the west crank stop, it's military presence in that region over a ledger plank by moscow to invade its neighbor. in the mean time, the us to live is a 3rd batch of military 8 ukraine, and he's considering helping his military presence on nato with eastern frontier. washington already has 8500 troops on standby, with the pentagon says a code that more integrated work solutions in this to pursue.


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