Amazon’s profits, The history of women’s financial equality, Biden’s influence on Gaza

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The Amazon DTW1 fulfillment center is shown in Romulus, Mich., April 1, 2020. Paul Sancya/AP Photo

We talk to a policy expert about Amazon’s best-kept secret: how they make their money. Then, we talk about how Joe Biden’s influence has affected Israel’s actions in Gaza. And, we talk to the author of a new book about the trajectory of women’s financial freedom throughout history.

Featured in this Episode

  • How does Amazon really make its money?

    The Federal Trade Commission’s latest antitrust lawsuit against Amazon has brought to light information about the company’s internal business practices. But the public is still in the dark about how exactly Amazon makes its money. We talk to a policy advocate about how Amazon has kept its profits under wraps and what the lawsuit could mean for the company’s future.

  • Presidential diplomacy and the war in Gaza

    In a phone call last week President Joe Biden more strongly called on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to minimize killing Palestinian civilians in Gaza, as well as allow more aid to reach people there. We talk with an expert on foreign policy and US-Israeli relations about where the situation goes from here.

  • The rise and fall of economic equality for women

    It wasn’t that long ago that women were granted basic economic rights in the United States. It’s been only 50 years since the Equal Credit Opportunity Act granted women in the United States the right to open a bank account on their own. We talk to the author of a new book that tracks the trajectory of women’s financial freedom throughout history—and where we stand today.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Stacy Mitchell Guest
  • Guy Ziv Guest
  • Josie Cox Guest
  • Dean Knetter Executive Producer
  • Richelle Wilson Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Beatrice Lawrence Producer
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director