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Amazon withholds its ebooks from libraries because it prefers you pay it instead – The Verge

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Amazon’s publishing arm has refused to sell digital books to libraries

By Nick Statt@nickstatt, Mar 10, 2021, 1:39pm EST

Amazon is withholding ebook and audiobook versions of works it publishes through its in-house publishing arms from US libraries, according to a new report from The Washington Post. In fact, Amazon is the only major publisher that’s doing this, the report states. It’s doing so because the company thinks the terms involved with selling digital versions of books to libraries, which in turn make them available to local residents for free through ebook lending platforms like Libby, are unfavorable.

Source: Amazon withholds its ebooks from libraries because it prefers you pay it instead – The Verge

State of US Standard of Living, Income and Poverty | 2020 State of the Union Facts

How have income, poverty and wealth changed, and how have they been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic? Get nonpartisan data about the American standard of living, the middle class, and more with the State of the Union in Numbers.

Source: State of US Standard of Living, Income and Poverty | 2020 State of the Union Facts

14 Most Beautiful Train Stations in the U.S.

Yes, a lot of them are named Union Station.

Source: 14 Most Beautiful Train Stations in the U.S.

Adam Serwer: White Nationalism’s Deep American Roots – The Atlantic

Edel Rodriguez
Edel Rodriguez

Editor’s Note: A long essay, which contains some background on our nation that I’d not been fully aware of. Historically, we seem to have twin beliefs that are long in conflict, and it helps place our current divided republic in some context. Recommended read.

A long-overdue excavation of the book that Hitler called his “bible,” and the man who wrote it

Source: Adam Serwer: White Nationalism’s Deep American Roots – The Atlantic

116th Congress: By the Numbers – DailyNewsGems

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Photo Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

“There’s a storm brewing.

“And it appears to be radiating from the 116th Congress.

“Ever since Congress swung open its doors in January, the new legislative body has been active advancing a progressive agenda, including stricter background checks for gun owners, climate change (“Green New Deal’), Medicare for All (single-payer health care), ramping up its oversight and investigations power on the activity of pharmacy benefit managers and health insurance mergers, while  delivering a sharp rebuke to President Trump’s proposal for funding the border wall in the southwestern area of the country.”

Thanks to DailyNewsGems and Bill Lucey for the article…

Source: 116th Congress: By the Numbers – DailyNewsGems