December 11, 2021

Above, Bronski Beat performs [Can You Tell Me] Why? And today our bloggers cannot tell us why the terrible monopsonist that is Amazon, and ask, can't be a better corporate citizen. Let's dive in!

Annie Asks You asks if her Amazon schadenfreude is showing?

The Verge investigates the environmental racism of Amazon warehouses.

Author Robert Chazz Chute at ChazzWrites tells us the story of how Amazon killed his book.

Bonus Track: We're sad to report that Steve Bronski has died at the age of 61. If you came of age in the '80s or '90s The Bronski Beat was part of your lives. We present Deconstruction: Bronski Beat 'Smalltown Boy'. The genius of Bronski Beat's music will live on.

Round-up by Tengrain who blogs at Mock, Paper, Scissors. You can follow Tengrain on the Twitters, too. Send tips, requests, and suggestions to mbru@crooksandliars.com (with For MBRU in the subject line).

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