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Why The French Want A Law Protecting Bookstores From Amazon
This summer the culture minister "accused Amazon of driving prices down in order to raise them once a monopoly had been secured. The concept is so repellent to national sentiment that an English word has been commandeered to describe it: dumping
. ... As online sales rise, Amazon has come to be seen in France as le mastodonte américain, the mammoth capitalist interloper rumbling across the Atlantic to trample on the delicacies of culture."
The New Yorker 10/09/13
Posted October 10, 2013 12:51 AM
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