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The Resource Fulfillment : winning and losing in one-click America, Alec MacGillis

Fulfillment : winning and losing in one-click America, Alec MacGillis

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Fulfillment : winning and losing in one-click America
Title
Fulfillment
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winning and losing in one-click America
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Alec MacGillis
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eng
Summary
An award-winning journalist investigates Amazon's impact on the wealth and poverty of towns and cities across the United States. In 1937, the famed writer and activist Upton Sinclair published a novel bearing the subtitle A Story of Ford-America. He blasted the callousness of a company worth "a billion dollars" that underpaid its workers while forcing them to engage in repetitive and sometimes dangerous assembly line labor. Eighty-three years later, the market capitalization of Amazon.com has exceeded one trillion dollars, while the value of the Ford Motor Company hovers around thirty billion. We have, it seems, entered the age of one-click America--and as the coronavirus makes Americans more dependent on online shopping, its sway will only intensify. Alec MacGillis's Fulfillment is not another inside account or exposé of our most conspicuously dominant company. Rather, it is a literary investigation of the America that falls within that company's growing shadow. As MacGillis shows, Amazon's sprawling network of delivery hubs, data centers, and corporate campuses epitomizes a land where winner and loser cities and regions are drifting steadily apart, the civic fabric is unraveling, and work has become increasingly rudimentary and isolated. Ranging across the country, MacGillis tells the stories of those who've thrived and struggled to thrive in this rapidly changing environment. In Seattle, high-paid workers in new office towers displace a historic black neighborhood. In suburban Virginia, homeowners try to protect their neighborhood from the environmental impact of a new data center. Meanwhile, in El Paso, small office supply firms seek to weather Amazon's takeover of government procurement, and in Baltimore a warehouse supplants a fabled steel plant. Fulfillment also shows how Amazon has become a force in Washington, D.C., ushering listeners through a revolving door for lobbyists and government contractors and into CEO Jeff Bezos's lavish Kalorama mansion. With empathy and breadth, MacGillis demonstrates the hidden human costs of the other inequality--not the growing gap between rich and poor, but the gap between the country's winning and losing regions. The result is an intimate account of contemporary capitalism: its drive to innovate, its dark, pitiless magic, its remaking of America with every click. A Macmillan Audio production from Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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MacGillis, Alec
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381/.14206573
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HC106.84
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Read by Danny Gavigan
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  • Gavigan, Danny
  • OverDrive, Inc
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  • Amazon.com (Firm)
  • Equality
  • Business
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  • United States
  • United States
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Fulfillment : winning and losing in one-click America, Alec MacGillis
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Unabridged
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1 online resource (12 hr., 22 min., 12 sec.)
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9781250792372
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74A876CC-54AA-4417-B72A-E879CECFF327
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Fulfillment : winning and losing in one-click America, Alec MacGillis
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Copyright
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unknown
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digital storage
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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unknown
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spoken word
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  • spw
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rdacontent
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Edition
Unabridged
Extent
1 online resource (12 hr., 22 min., 12 sec.)
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unknown
Form of item
  • direct electronic
  • online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
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not applicable
Isbn
9781250792372
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not applicable
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
sound
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digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
74A876CC-54AA-4417-B72A-E879CECFF327
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1242061950
  • (OCoLC)on1242061950
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