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"We are stubborn on vision. We are flexible on details."

- Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon

Amazon's Ubiquity Net Income 2004-2018

Wealth Inequality in the U.S.

Beyond Amazon

Welcome to the Beyond Amazon libguide! 

Amazon's ubiquity is having largely detrimental effects on local businesses and communities. This site is a guide to shopping options outside of Amazon that contribute to rather than stifle diverse local economy and infrastructure. 

This guide is divided into three sections. 

  • Why not Amazon?
    • This section explores a few problematic aspects of Amazon, and invites you to go more in-depth into recent scandals surrounding Amazon.
  • Alternative Shopping Options
    • Did you know that Amazon picks up $1 of every $2 dollar spent via e-ecommerce? This section tells you where you can shop if you'd like to avoid spending money through Amazon.
  • Wealth Inequality
    • This section provides resources to do further research on rampant wealth inequality.

The Author

Hello! I am an MLIS student at Pratt Institute with an interest in reference and public services. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or comments regarding this LibGuide.