In a continued echo of the net neutrality debate, Amazon’s delaying of shipping Hachette books has created vocal detractors.

What will Amazon do? Cave to their customers or protect their margins?

I have no idea. But the answer will be arrived at – almost certainly – in a free market fashion. Amazon execs will weigh myriad factors in deciding what to do with Amazon’s property, the website store. The government needn’t be involved. If Amazon chooses to protect their margins, as they have to-date continued to do, then competitors will arise to attempt to capitalize on that decision. Hachette also has to consider its next move in light of its customers. It’s very complex, it’s all about private property, and the government doesn’t need to be involved in any of it.

-JD Cross

 

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