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The Seattle Head Tax Is Idiotic May. 17, 2018

Veronique de Rugy

The tyranny of local government was on full display this week. The culprits are some greedy members ... Read More

Prosperity Exacts a Quality-of-Life Price May. 17, 2018

Froma Harrop

It's the craziest thing. Factory towns that bled both jobs and people still have a fine housing stoc... Read More

Amazon Fights Back May. 16, 2018

John Stossel

Seattle is worried about the well-being of the poor and mentally ill people living there, so it's go... Read More

Big Pharma May Own Washington, but It Doesn't Own Amazon Feb. 01, 2018

Froma Harrop

President Trump offered few words about health care in his State of the Union address. He did mentio... Read More

How to Shop with Cash at Amazon Jan. 03, 2018

Everyday Cheapskate

I can't think of many things worse than waking up with a raging debt hangover-an all-too-common cond... Read More

Retail Arbitrage May No Longer Be Legal in Europe Dec. 26, 2017

Succeeding in Your Business

More than 2 million Americans make a full-time or part-time living selling merchandise on eBay, Amaz... Read More

Weinstein Co. Sought 'Light of the Moon' Rape Drama Oct. 24, 2017

Hollywood Exclusive

Filmmaker Jessica M. Thompson's Nov. 1 release debut film as an auteur director, "The Light of the M... Read More

Can Amazon Keep Going Up? Oct. 18, 2017

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: In January 2015, I bought 300 shares of Amazon at $342 a share, and it just kept goi... Read More

The Chase for Amazon Will End in Tears Oct. 08, 2017

Steve Chapman

The mayors doing their utmost to get Amazon's second headquarters for their cities are having a gran... Read More

Schumpeter vs. Sep. 20, 2017

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: recently agreed to sell Nike products. Amazon can sell Nike's merchandise... Read More

Buying a Business That Has an EBay, Amazon or Etsy Account Aug. 01, 2017

Succeeding in Your Business

It's no secret that selling merchandise on eBay, Amazon, Etsy and other online e-commerce platforms ... Read More

The Mighty Amazon Jun. 28, 2017

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: is getting bigger and bigger, and it is using its huge cash position to b... Read More

'Stingy' Jeff Bezos Jun. 21, 2017

John Stossel

Thursday, right before Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced he'd acquire Whole Foods for $13.7 billion, h... Read More

The Amazon 1-Star System Apr. 20, 2017

Susan Estrich

I'm not dumb enough to believe that all the reviews you read on various sites are authentic. I know ... Read More

Many Happy Returns Feb. 20, 2017

Everyday Cheapskate

What to do with three extra coffee grinders and a charming needlepoint "Puppies in a Basket" throw p... Read More

To Shred, or Not to Shred? Jan. 26, 2017

Everyday Cheapskate

Can someone legally dig through your trash looking for credit card receipts, account numbers or even... Read More

Will Someone Please Teach the Left About Business? Oct. 06, 2016

Laura Hollis

Here we go again — it's the countdown to Election Day, and so we have to watch one anti-busine... Read More

Readers in Search of Help with Ants and Sharks Sep. 29, 2016

Everyday Cheapskate

The best part of my job as your humble columnist is the mail I get from my loyal readers. I had to l... Read More

Tale of Two Commerce Companies May. 11, 2016

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: I'm trying to decide whether to invest $25,000 in 50 shares of Amazon or 300 shares ... Read More

Amazon the Disrupter Apr. 27, 2016

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: Last December, I paid $692 a share for 300 shares of because my stockbrok... Read More