Peter Kafka

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Amazon Defends Warehouse Safety, Again

Amazon has posted a statement defending its worker safety record at a Breinigsville, Pa., warehouse, as well as its other warehouses, arguing that “it’s safer to work in the Amazon fulfillment network than in a department store.” It’s the company’s second public response to a month-old newspaper story about unsafe working conditions at the Breinigsville outpost.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work