Friday, 16 November, 2018

Jeff Bezos says Trump shouldn't 'demonize the media'

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos
Jan Cook | 14 September, 2018, 19:47

Another brought up the fact that Amazon strong-armed the Seattle city council to abandon the plan to tax the company in order to raise funds for tackling the mounting homelessness crisis. "I don't feel the need to defend Amazon".

We're excited today to announce the Bezos Day One Fund. The first will fund existing nonprofits and issue annual awards to organizations doing "compassionate, needle-moving work" to shelter and support the immediate needs of young families.

He said the cash will also provide funding to launch and operate "a network of high-quality, full-scholarship" pre-schools in "underserved communities". The vision statement comes from the inspiring Mary's Place in Seattle: no child sleeps outside.

"We'll use the same set of principles that have driven Amazon", wrote Bezos. "But it turns out in life that your most important decisions are always made with instinct, intuition, taste, heart".

Mr Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and owner of the Washington Post newspaper, warned on Thursday (Sept 13) that President Donald Trump's attacks on the media are risky for the country. Jeff Bezos's net worth is about $150 billion, so this campaign represents a little over 1% of that.

More than a year ago, Bezos posted to Twitter a request for suggestions on philanthropic initiatives created to make a difference in the short term.

Bezos and his wife MacKenzie Bezos sit on the board of the Bezos Family Foundation, run by his parents. "They're still going to want a big selection". "Jeff Bezos is our enemy, he is our enemy", Sawant said before the council voted.

Dems go after Trump for disputing PR death toll
Those were not needed during the response phase and were not distributed by the governor of Puerto Rico or FEMA for that reason'. Trump cited no evidence for his tweet rejecting the widely accepted death toll of almost 3,000 in Puerto Rico because of Maria.

But Bezos said he did not see Amazon - which briefly hit $1 trillion in market value - as a monopoly, arguing that online sales still represent a small fraction of overall retail.

It's good that Bezos understands that there is a poverty problem, but by throwing his money at third-party organizations-and not focusing on fixing the systemic income gaps his company creates-he is only further proving the point of those who critique the tone-deafness of tech billionaires.

Gates did not fully throw himself into philanthropy until he stepped down as CEO of Microsoft in 2000.

"I don't know how much I'm going to give away", he told economic club president David Rubenstein.

"We live in an age in which the winners have done incredibly well and perhaps the majority of working Americans haven't", said Anand Giridharadas, author of "Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World". Alibaba owns the South China Morning Post.

The need for a second headquarters comes as Amazon recently became the second USA company after Apple Inc.to cross the $1 trillion mark.

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