Capitalist Surrender

American business is terrified of the Greens.

Green / climate pressure groups love to spread the myth that corporations spend vast sums to block their agenda.

The opposite is true.  When Greens attack, business surrenders… and hands over billions in payoffs.

Jeff Bezos built Amazon into a global powerhouse and became the world’s richest man.  Bezos wants Amazon’s astounding growth to go on unimpeded, so he’s trying to massively buy the Left off.  Senior policy analyst Bonner Cohen reports at

Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon and owner of the Washington Post, has announced that he is giving $793 million to 16 environmental groups to fight climate change and undertake other activities to save the planet. The largess comes from Bezos’s Earth Fund and is, he says, “just the beginning of my $10 billion commitment to fund scientists, activists, NGOs, and others.”

More than half of the donations are going to established, already well-funded green groups, with $100 million grants each going to the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the Nature Conservancy (TNC), the World Resources Institute (WRI), and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

That’s right.  Bezos is paying billions to the most radical left-wing Greens to use to undo the very free market prosperity that made Amazon possible.

What a craven bargain Bezos has made.

As Winston Churchill said, “An appeaser Is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.”

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