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Amazon’s Jungle Logic

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From an op-ed in the NYT

Excerpt: Scott Turow supplied lawyerly perspective: “The law has long been clear that stores do not invite the public in for all purposes. A retailer is not expected to serve as a warming station for the homeless or a site for band practice. So it’s worth wondering whether it’s lawful for Amazon to encourage people to enter a store for the purpose of gathering pricing information for Amazon and buying from the Internet giant, rather than the retailer. Lawful or not, it’s an example of Amazon’s bare-knuckles approach.”

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The following comment was in the comments to the NYT op-ed piece: Boycott your local library!!! Every book you borrow rather than buy means reduced sales tax revenue, fewer local persons employed in book stores and lower income for independent book shops. End the tyranny of borrowed books!!