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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Seattle Restaurants Closing? What To Do?

Obvious factors: a glut of restaurants, too much easy money, nervous lenders who pull the plug too soon, soaring rental rates, unsafe downtown streets, shortage of quality chefs.

An Anatomy of Boeing’s Problems. And Seattle’s.

As for the impact on Seattle if Boeing is really crippled, I wonder how well local planners are taking that into account.

At This Point Amazon Seems Unstoppable. But Don’t Be Too Sure

A major article concludes: “Jeff Bezos has won capitalism. The question for the democracy is, are we okay with that?”

Start-Up Madness: Is Sanity Returning?

The shift to more disciplined, slower-growth, enduring-value companies might just be a cyclical shift based on current economic fears, not a tectonic one.

Has Amazon Grown Too Large?

In the latest issue of the New Yorker, writer Charles Duhigg raises many of the concerns frequently expressed by Elizabeth Warren and others that Amazon may have become too powerful.

The Numbers Are In: Trump Trade War Slows Economy

Two economic reports released this morning underscore the extent to which President Donald Trump’s trade conflict with...