theodp writes: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos apparently feels spending $42 million to build a clock in a remote Texas mountain is a better use of his money than giving it to Washington State, so it's not too surprising to see Amazon support a California referendum to repeal sales tax for online retailers. Slate's Farhad Manjoo loves buying from Amazon and would hate to pay higher prices, but says the e-tailer 'has no intellectually sound arguments against collecting taxes from residents — by all ethical and civic standards, its position is unsound.'
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