Shaun Scott is a Seattle-based writer and historian. He is the author of the book Millennials and the Moments That Made Us: A Cultural History of the U.S. from 1982-Present (Zero Books, 2018). His work has appeared in Sports Illustrated and Jacobin Magazine.
The fight against the so-called “Amazon Tax” is part of a broader effort to curry support for pro-business political sentiment. This is not a new fight, but an outgrowth of an old fight that American conservatives have been waging since the 1970s.