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Featured Resource filed under Independent Business | Written by Stacy Mitchell | No Comments | Updated on Jan 2, 2014

States Where Amazon Collects Sales Tax (Map)

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/rule/states-amazon-sales-tax-map/

Amazon currently collects sales tax in 20 states, which contain more than half of the U.S. population. These 20 states are shown in dark blue and dark green. In the dark green states, Amazon has a physical presence, such as a warehouse, and thereby has sufficient “nexus” for the state to compel it to collect… Continue reading

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Featured Article filed under Independent Business | Written by Stacy Mitchell | No Comments | Updated on Jul 29, 2013

The Truth about Amazon and Job Creation

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/amazonfacts/

Of all the places President Obama might give a speech on job creation, an Amazon warehouse is a particularly perplexing choice. Here are five ways Amazon is costing our economy and undermining real job growth. Continue reading

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Resource filed under Independent Business | Written by Stacy Mitchell | No Comments | Updated on Jul 9, 2013

Stacy Mitchell Talks about Amazon on Seattle Public Radio

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/stacy-mitchell-talks-amazon-seattle-public-radio/

In this 5-minute interview with Ross Reynolds on Seattle public radio station KUOW, Stacy Mitchell talks about how Amazon’s market power has changed the business of selling books and what the future looks like for independent bookstores. Continue reading

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Article filed under Independent Business | Written by Stacy Mitchell | No Comments | Updated on May 13, 2013

After 20 Years, Congress May Finally Pass Internet Sales Tax. Is it Too Late?

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/20-years-congress-finally-pass-internet-sales-tax-late/

Not having to charge sales tax fueled Amazon’s growth for nearly 20 years. While it’s impossible not to see the company as a horse that’s already out the barn door, there’s still good reason to believe that the Marketplace Fairness Act will slow Amazon’s consolidation of retailing and provide benefit to independent businesses. Continue reading

ILSR Press Room filed under Independent Business | Written by admin | No Comments | Updated on Apr 23, 2013

Internet Sales Tax Bill Will Help Independent Businesses and Local Economies

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/internet-sales-tax-bill-independent-businesses-local-economies/

Stacy Mitchell, director of ILSR’s Independent Business Initiative, Discusses the Bill’s Impact Continue reading

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ILSR Press Room filed under Independent Business | Written by Stacy Mitchell | No Comments | Updated on Feb 14, 2013

ILSR Statement on the Reintroduction of the Marketplace Fairness Act

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/ilsr-statement-reintroduction-marketplace-fairness-act/

In response to the reintroduction of the Marketplace Fairness Act in the U.S. Senate today, Stacy Mitchell of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance released the following statement.
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Featured Article filed under Independent Business | Written by Stacy Mitchell | 10 Comments | Updated on Jun 20, 2012

Justice Department Abets Amazon’s E-Book Monopoly

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/dojs-lawsuit/

For years, Amazon has used its size and market power to bully publishers and keep other retailers from competing in the e-book market.  And, for years, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has done nothing to constrain Amazon’s abuses or bring about a more competitive marketplace. So it was quite a shock last month when… Continue reading

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Featured Article, Resource filed under Independent Business | Written by Stacy Mitchell | 23 Comments | Updated on Jun 5, 2012

Amazon Infographic: How a Single Company Gained a Stranglehold over Online Shopping and the Future of Retail

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/amazon-infographic/

This infographic tracks how Amazon bullied and swindled its way to becoming one of the most powerful retailers on the planet. On pace to be bigger than Walmart by decade’s end, Amazon already controls more than one-third of online shopping and is growing four times faster than e-commerce overall. Continue reading

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Article filed under Independent Business | Written by Stacy Mitchell | 2 Comments | Updated on Sep 10, 2011

Don’t Subsidize Big Boxes at Local Shops’ Expense

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/dont-subsidize-big-boxes-local-shops-expense/

Handing out multimillion-dollar subsidies to large chains has become commonplace in much of the country. But when governments use public money to woo national chains, economic growth and job creation are negligible, and independent retailers suffer, Stacy Mitchell argues in this commentary for Business Week.

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