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Socialist Linchpin Moody’s Investors Service Blasts Amazon’s Influence on Seattle

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Matthew Caruchet | May 31, 2018

Karl Marx-inspired credit ratings agency Moody’s Investors Service issued a report this month saying that Amazon’s bullying tactics over Seattle’s newly-passed employee hours tax show it has too much influence over our city. The tax would require businesses with more than $20 million in annual revenue to pay

Does Seattle’s “Amazon Tax” Signal a Broader Change in City Politics?

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| May 24, 2018 | Nonprofit Quarterly

Thank You, Jeff Bezos!

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John Burbank | May 11, 2018

Thank you Jeff Bezos! With one public comment, Amazon has opened the door to rational and humane development in our city. How did Bezos manage to do this? Simply by stating that he would halt construction of a new Amazon building downtown and not occupy another building already under construction. We seem to

Amazon Stopped Construction Because It’d Pay 0.26% of Its Profits in Taxes

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Matthew Caruchet | May 4, 2018

Earlier this year, Amazon was secretly lobbying to stop equal pay for women, even though other tech companies like Microsoft supported it. But now Amazon is openly bullying the city, halting construction on buildings because the behemoth would have to pay 0.26 percent of its profits in local taxes to help sol

Labor, Progressive Organizations in Seattle Ramp Up Pressure on Amazon to Fund Affordable Housing

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| May 2, 2018 | Shadowproof

Who Really Pays for Washington State’s Public Services?

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| April 9, 2018 | Public News Service

If Olympia won’t take action, Seattle should lead the way on education, housing, more

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John Burbank | May 18, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 121 years ago that racial segregation was legal. Its decision, in Plessy vs. Ferguson, became the law of the land, embedding Jim Crow laws and habits in the South and the North, disenfranchising blacks, creating separate and inferior public facilities from schools to train cars to

What are we getting out of Boeing’s tax breaks?

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John Burbank | April 6, 2017

As a young girl, my daughter had a fear of flying. She overcame this through a thorough study of airplanes and landed on the 737 as her preferred means of transportation in the air. So naturally, she asked for a Boeing T-shirt for a present. It says, “If it’s not Boeing, I’m not going!” So let’s talk about Bo

Tax breaks for Boeing have helped send jobs out of state

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| John Burbank | February 22, 2017 | Everett Herald

Better wages would fill in gaps in economy’s growth

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Economic Opportunity Institute | August 25, 2016

If you work in downtown Seattle, you can’t ignore the construction. Eight years ago construction ground to a halt, with big pits filling up with rain water. Now every street seems to be an obstacle course, as front loaders run amok and traffic cops try to sort out construction from commuting. But we shouldn’t

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