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21 hours ago, MLBrumby said:

I wouldn't expect TSU to sell their dt campus. If anything, they'll expand it to accommodate programs to prepare the workforce for local employers. 

Also, here's something about the selection of Nashville by AMZN. According to this piece, Nashville was chosen over other better suited cities like Charlotte, Reno, or Louisville because, "well, it's cooler."  I'm just watching this whole thing with fascination, but this article seems to contradict itself with so-called "better choices" for the logistics hub because it makes the point that Memphis is perhaps the best overall. I think some on this board made the better point... AMZN doesn't want to utilize the Fedex, UPS, et.al. infrastructure. They want to compete... and prevail against it. 

https://www.businessinsider.com/nashville-operations-center-of-excellence-white-collar-employees-2018-11

"It's cooler" sounds about right.

Memphis is a fine city, but it doesn't have the "IT" factor that Nashville does.

 

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7 minutes ago, titanhog said:

When we talk about Amazon one day competing against UPS / FedEx...are we saying they'll eventually just handle all of their own shipping...or are we saying they will become a full package delivery service and deliver items not sold through Amazon?

I’m saying that Amazon will own everything eventually.

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3 minutes ago, smeagolsfree said:

The Company that controls everything that  is in all of the futuristic Sci-fi movies.  The Future is here.

I’m in the Home Security business. Amazon just bought, for a cool billion, the DIY manufacturer that has become my primary competitor. 

And they are funding a concept that, if it tests successfully, might put alarm companies out of business, including the one they just bought for a billion.

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19 minutes ago, Dale said:

I’m in the Home Security business. Amazon just bought, for a cool billion, the DIY manufacturer that has become my primary competitor. 

And they are funding a concept that, if it tests successfully, might put alarm companies out of business, including the one they just bought for a billion.

As much as I believe in capitalism...there IS a point where you have to start keeping your eye on a company and their practices.  Between Amazon and Google...I believe our government will have some decisions to make in the near future.  When you become so big that you start buying up all of the competition just to put them out of business, I don't see how it can be seen as anything other than hostile.

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2 hours ago, titanhog said:

As much as I believe in capitalism...

What we have is not capitalism.  It's more like Nazi-style democratic/fascist/socialist hybrid where the government creates and protects monopolies using the police state and intelligence agencies.  In a truly free market economy it would be impossible to totally dominate an industry unless your company provided superior product/service for the lowest possible price.  And if you did manage to do that - well, nobody would be complaining.

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To state the obvious.... you cannot get just a little pregnant.

The progression was organic Nashville-Amazon-Monopoly-Economic models. Armacing was just continuing the progression by voicing a correction of clarification to a previous post.....there should not be anything wrong with doing so. 

 

‘Hell if this board can have a 2-3 page discussion on this or that  burger joint v hot chicken I see no issue with a survey of economic theory. Ha

...again if a thread holds no interest to me I moved along.

 

... to expound - I agree we do not have free-market capitalism, but a government-business hybrid that inhibits innovation and competition and to a large degree has a thumb on the scale of picking winners and losers.

2 hours ago, Armacing said:

What we have is not capitalism.  It's more like Nazi-style democratic/fascist/socialist hybrid where the government creates and protects monopolies using the police state and intelligence agencies.  In a truly free market economy it would be impossible to totally dominate an industry unless your company provided superior product/service for the lowest possible price.  And if you did manage to do that - well, nobody would be complaining.

 

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Yeah...I didn't really see anything too political in the comments.  We're talking about Amazon...and their pursuit of growth, which could definitely be seen as building a monopoly...but a different kind of monopoly than I think we've seen in the U.S.  Instead of a focus on one certain market, they have their fingers in many "market" pies.   

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9 hours ago, titanhog said:

When we talk about Amazon one day competing against UPS / FedEx...are we saying they'll eventually just handle all of their own shipping...or are we saying they will become a full package delivery service and deliver items not sold through Amazon?

They already operate their own parcel delivery service, Amazon Air (formerly Prime Air). They wet lease a fleet of around 35 767 freighters (and growing), and are based at CVG (Cincinatti). 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazon_Air

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