FROM Sucharita Mulpuru
Amazon Outrages Brick and Mortar Stores with New Price Comparison App Amazon has a new, smart-phone strategy for competitive pricing. Traditional stores are outraged. Starting tomorrow, the online retailer is offering discounts to shoppers who use its smart-phone app to scan bar codes in brick and mortar stores and then buy the products from Amazon. Is all fair in love, war and retail?
Why Don't Facts Matter? "Fake News" may have a long history, but social media and 21st Century politics have brought it front and center. One reason for its appeal and its power is the tendency of so many people to cling to their beliefs — even when confronted with contradictory evidence. Today, another look at the Emotional States of America.
"Tough on crime" rhetoric sees a revival at Sessions' DOJ The pendulum swings between treatment-focused approaches to drug abuse and tough law enforcement. Now, after years of Obama-era "reforms," President Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions wants local police freed from federal restrictions to fight another "war on drugs."
The flight bumping heard around 'round the world Recent video of a passenger forcibly removed from a United Airlines plane is a worst-case example of what's happened since consolidation into just four US-based carriers. Management seems to be tone-deaf to a decline in service — and even abuse — of passengers.