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Monopoly critics decry ‘Amazon amendment’
The Hill, by Ali Breland

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Posted By:Tishimself, 11/10/2017 7:41:42 AM

Lawmakers put the finishing touches this week on military funding legislation that contains a provision that stands to significantly benefit Amazon. The amendment, Section 801 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), would help Amazon establish a tight grip on the lucrative, $53 billion government acquisitions market, experts say. The provision, dubbed the “Amazon amendment” by experts, according to an article in The Intercept, would allow for the creation of an online portal that government employees could use to purchase everyday items such as office supplies or furniture.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Poca Dot, 11/10/2017 2:53:39 PM     (No. 11447914)

Monopoly critics are joyless. It´s a fun game. You don´t like Monopoly, go play Chutes N Ladders.

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