Amazon CEO and world's richest man Jeff Bezos has invoked Twitter wrath for seemingly an all-around commendable cause - setting up a charity fund to fight homelessness and create a preschool network for the underprivileged.
Some analysts have suggested Amazon could face antitrust scrutiny over its growing power in the economy, and President Donald Trump has accused the company of taking advantage of the Postal Service, despite studies suggesting the internet giant's deal has been beneficial to the USA government postal operator. It seems that Bezos is attempting to quell that chatter as he announced the launch of the Day One Fund in order to start preschools and assist homeless families. The first one, "The Day 1 Families Fund" will provide grants to organizations and groups that help accommodate homeless families, while "The Day 1 Academies Fund" will run a network of Montessori-based nurseries in impoverished communities.
"The Bezos Family Foundation - and Jeff obviously has a role in that - has been engaged with early learning initiatives for years now", Burgess said, adding that it could only help the political momentum toward universal pre-K, as Seattle's preschool program is also once again on the ballot in November.
To raise awareness about childhood cancer, which is the second leading cause of death in the USA between kids aged 4 and 14, Amazon's Jeff Bezos wore pajamas to a meeting on Wednesday. "I believe that it's an essential component of our democracy", Bezos said in an on-stage interview with the Economic Club of Washington.
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"I don't know how much I'm going to give away", he told economic club president David Rubenstein.
And US Senator Bernie Sanders has criticised working conditions in Amazon warehouses. It's risky to call the media lowlifes. Zuckerberg's shares in the social network are now valued at about US$61 billion. "It's risky to say they are the enemy of the people". We're going to be obsessively, compulsively focused on the child. "Most important among those will be genuine, intense customer obsession", he tweeted.
He said "we have made tremendous progress" in the search but offered no clues, despite reports that Amazon board members had visited locations in the Washington suburb of Arlington, Virginia.