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Slate: Amazon's Tax Stance Unfair and Unethical 949

Posted by Soulskill
from the pretend-it-was-an-oil-company dept.
theodp writes "We've talked before about Amazon's reluctance to collect sales tax, with Jeff Bezos going so far as to say it's unconstitutional. So it's not too surprising to see Amazon support a California referendum to repeal sales tax for online retailers. Slate's Farhad Manjoo loves buying from Amazon and would hate to pay higher prices, but says the e-tailer 'has no intellectually sound arguments against collecting taxes from residents — by all ethical and civic standards, its position is unsound.'"
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Slate: Amazon's Tax Stance Unfair and Unethical

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