Holocaust Remembrance Project

A January 25, 2019 report rates individual European Union (EU) countries on how honest they are in facing up their Holocaust pasts. The report gives each country a rating of green, yellow or red. For example, Hungary, Poland and Croatia received red cards for revisionism. It is no coincidence that countries rated red often have […]

Targeted Advertising: What Should We Do?

Dr. Nathalie Maréchal, a senior research fellow at Ranking Digital Rights, writes in Motherboard: Online tracking is ubiquitous, Tim Libert, of Carnegie Mellon University’s CyLab Security and Privacy Institute, told me in an email. “Across the top one million websites you will be tracked on 91 percent of sites. I’ve been doing these types of […]

Amazon Now Has More Than 500,000 Employees

David Streitfeld writing for The New York Times reports that: Amazon’s head count tripled over the last three years, thanks to its warehouses and the acquisition of Whole Foods. It is only the second company in the United States to employ more than 500,000 people — and that is not counting its contractors. Walmart is the […]

Is Amazon the New Sears?

My neighborhood Sears in Tenleytown, DC opened in 1941 long before I came to the area. It closed in the 1990s and was replaced by the now defunct Hechinger’s home improvement center. In the late 1990s, Best Buy took over the space. Best Buy is now gone and no one has yet claimed the property […]

Podcast Review: “The Kindle Chronicles”

I enjoy keeping track of developments at Amazon.com. My primary source of information is The Kindle Chronicles podcast. Len Edgerly is the creator and host of the podcast. Len is a bright fellow with a background in journalism. He graduated from Harvard College in 1972 and the Harvard Business School in 1977. Before retiring he […]