This week, central bankers, finance ministers and economists from the around the world flew to the mountain resort of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. They’re there for an annual economic symposium hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. One focus of this year’s event is on so-called “superstar” firms like Amazon, which is a half-million employees strong, and whether these giant companies are partly responsible for holding down wages.
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