Fulfillment

Fulfillment
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release Date
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 400
ISBN 9780374720179
Rating 2/5 from 1 reviews
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A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice "A grounded and expansive examination of the American economic divide . . . It takes a skillful journalist to weave data and anecdotes together so effectively." —Carolyn Kellogg, Los Angeles Times 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 readers 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.

Fulfillment
  • Author : Alec MacGillis
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2021-03-16

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice "A grounded and expansive examination of the American economic divide . . . It takes a skillful journalist to weave data and anecdotes together so effectively." —Carolyn Kellogg, Los Angeles Times An award-winning journalist investigates Amazon’s impact on the wealth and poverty of towns

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Fulfillment
  • Author : Alec MacGillis
  • Publisher : Picador USA
  • Release Date : 2022-03-15

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice "A grounded and expansive examination of the American economic divide . . . It takes a skillful journalist to weave data and anecdotes together so effectively." —Carolyn Kellogg, Los Angeles Times An award-winning journalist investigates Amazon’s impact on the wealth and poverty of towns

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Fulfillment
  • Author : Alec MacGillis,Stefan Alexander MacGillis
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2021-03-16

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

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Fulfillment
  • Author : Paul Juhasz
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-07

You load your virtual shopping cart, hand over your credit card information, and two short days later, a package appears on your doorstep. What sort of magic is this? Dark magic, according to Paul Juhasz' account of his time spent working for the world's biggest retailer. Fulfillment: Diary of a

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Fulfillment
  • Author : Oliver Myers
  • Publisher : Balboa Press
  • Release Date : 2014-03-26

Discover the power within. Aligning your core values with happiness can be the greatest gift to celebrate. As a visionary and certified harmony integration specialist, Oliver Myers places you in the driver’s seat of your success. Using happiness as a stimulus, your journey starts with high energy and 100 percent

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Jesus as the Fulfillment of the Temple in the Gospel of John
  • Author : Paul M. Hoskins
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2007-02-01

This study examines John's portrayal of Jesus as the fulfillment and replacement of the Temple. It also shows how a traditional conception of typology can be helpful for understanding the nature of the relationship between Jesus and the Temple. Interpreters often associate John 1:14, 1:51, 2:18-22, and 4:20-24 with Jesus' replacement of

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Self Fulfillment
  • Author : Alan Gewirth
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-11-02

Cultures around the world have regarded self-fulfillment as the ultimate goal of human striving and as the fundamental test of the goodness of a human life. The ideal has also been criticized, however, as egotistical or as so value-neutral that it fails to distinguish between, for example, self-fulfilled sinners and

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Well Being as Value Fulfillment
  • Author : Valerie Tiberius
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-10-18

What is human well-being? Valerie Tiberius argues that our lives go well to the extent that we succeed in terms of what matters to us emotionally, reflectively, and over the long term. In other words, well-being consists in fulfilling or realizing our appropriate values over time. In the first half

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The Fulfillment of the Tabernacle and the Offerings in the Writings of John
  • Author : Witness Lee
  • Publisher : Living Stream Ministry
  • Release Date : 1991

Read online The Fulfillment of the Tabernacle and the Offerings in the Writings of John written by Witness Lee, published by Living Stream Ministry which was released on 1991. Download full The Fulfillment of the Tabernacle and the Offerings in the Writings of John Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and

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Between Promise and Fulfillment
  • Author : Marilyn Steele,Michigan Community School Education Association
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1975*

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7 Keys To Self Fulfillment
  • Author : Philip Andrew
  • Publisher : Positively
  • Release Date : 2018-12-28

You can achieve self-fulfillment and happiness when you can reflect and find contentment. In this book, you will learn 7 keys to self-fulfillment and 5 keys to happiness. Get this book now and live a fulfilling and happy life!

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The Fulfillment of Old Age
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : SteinerBooks
  • Release Date : 1986

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Fulfillment
  • Author : Barbara Delinsky
  • Publisher : MIRA
  • Release Date : 2002

Fulfillment by Barbara Delinsky released on Mar 25, 2002 is available now for purchase.

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Summaries of Theses Accepted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy
  • Author : Harvard University. Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1945

Read online Summaries of Theses Accepted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy written by Harvard University. Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, published by which was released on 1945. Download full Summaries of Theses Accepted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree

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Pain
  • Author : Robert Edward Johnson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1958

Read online Pain written by Robert Edward Johnson, published by which was released on 1958. Download full Pain Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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