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As COVID regulations drag on, and our high streets and main streets continue to collapse, online platforms like Amazon.com are now rapidly devouring markets and killing off the retail sector. Founder Jeff Bezos is not only the richest man in the world, he’s quickly built a business empire that is without precedent – with the power to shape everything from the future of work to the future of commerce, the commodification and use of big data, to the future of technology itself. Politicians and regulators were late to consider the global impact of Amazon — or how to rein in Bezos’ unrivaled power. This film investigates how he executed a plan to build one of the most influential economic and cultural forces in the world, and its shocking impact on people’s lives. Watch:
Run time: 1 hour 53 min
PBS Frontline Documentaries (2019)
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