Independent Bookstores vs. Amazon: Where Should You Shop?

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What are the hidden costs when you buy a book from Amazon? How much property tax and sales tax does Amazon pay to help support your community? How many people does Amazon employ in your town? How much does Amazon invest in your city? Does your local bookseller promote freedom of speech or suppress it? The answers may be obvious or they may surprise you. One thing is known: Every day you vote when you shop. You vote for your hometown or you vote for slightly cheaper books from an international company with questionable labor practices and anti-competitive powers in Washington D.C. Your dollars can be invested locally when you shop and realize a 45% reinvestment in your community or you can buy from Amazon where nothing is reinvested. Listen to all the factors involved and learn why your local bookstore means more to America than ever before.

Guest: Jay Moore
Learn more at: Moby Dickens: A Real Bookstore

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The Tim Danahey Show started in July, 2010 at internet station Castle Rock Radio. It started as a one-day-per week endeavor and quickly grew to five days per week. The show discusses economics, government, social issues, history, and non-fiction books in a magazine format featuring in-depth conversations with guests. Politics and inflammatory conversations are discouraged as they are divisive and counter-productive. Instead, the show seeks under-reported topics and delves into facts, different perspectives, and ramifications of each perspective.