Is Amazon still worth it? Taxes, overpricing, unreliable shipping, refund issues, and fake reviews have some saying “no”

By Ben Alonzo 1 Comment

If you think about it, the advantages of using Amazon have somewhat disappeared. They charge tax, have shipping reliability issues, are often overpriced, have misleading product reviews, and often withhold refunds from customers by issuing an Amazon-only gift card. Smart consumers are starting to ask questions about Amazon’s growing size and shrinking advantages. When I ….read more

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A response to the “Academics can change the world – if they stop talking only to their peers” article

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This is a response to Savo Heleta’s article on The Conversation that suggests academics only talk among themselves and hardly ever share, write, or talk about science to the public. Once again, someone with little to no hard science credentials tries to say public ignorance, lack of intellectual interest, and the lack of science leaders ….read more

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Unreasonable, excessive federal accessibility regulation destroying valuable academic content

By Ben Alonzo 0 Comments

The destruction of massive amounts of valuable free public data is the end result of overregulation in higher education. What was essentially the updated language of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 has turned into a heavy burden on overworked professors, academic departments, and a major reason why free public educational content is currently ….read more

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