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Article Title: Amazon is evil. Really?


Article Summary

This article touches on the topic of automation and modernisation and whether entities like Amazon are evil or not.

The author starts with a narrative from ex Amazon employee who briefs us that she had a baby and was suffering from cancer while working for Amazon but the Amazon’s current workforce policies are not suitable for women and parents.

He further explains the strict work environment in Amazon offices and how the work is monitored and how Amazon is where overachievers go to feel bad about themselves.

Then he further touches the topic of the consequences of the industrial revolution of England and the states of workforce after that. There were pros and cons of the industrial revolution.

He further touches on the various reports which estimate the percentage of automation of jobs by certain years.

The author concludes that with this rate of modernisation and increasing the rate of automated works Amazon and Jeff Bezos are doing all it takes to survive and protect jobs of the people on its rolls.

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Words to Learn from this article:

Entities: a thing with distinct and independent existence

Veterans: a person who has had long experience in a particular field

Unravel: investigate and solve or explain

Naïve: showing a lack of experience, wisdom, or judgement

Embrace: accept (a belief, theory, or change) willingly and enthusiastically

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