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Amazocalypse – Photo Gallery of Seattle’s Amazon Growth

Series Contents I You’ve Got Male II Amageddon: Seattle’s Increasingly Obvious Future III How Our Success is Ruining Seattle IV Flee the Jungle Offers Amazon Alternatives V Seattle’s Coming Amazocalypse VI Photo Gallery of Amazon’s Growth VII An Open Letter to Jeff Bezos VIII Bezos: Frequent Donor, Infrequent Voter Last week, I wrote about the explosive Amazon growth still planned Read More

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Amazon’s Terrible on Diversity (The Seattle Times is Wrong)

While I greatly appreciate Nina Shapiro’s front page story on Amazon’s impacts on The Seattle Times, I disagree with her coverage of the company’s impact on Seattle diversity; in fact, her reporting contradicts two other statistical reports from The Times’ Gene Balk. Her story focused on Amazon’s self-reported worldwide workforce diversity: 37% female, 60% white and Read More

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Evidence of Traffic and Affordable Housing Problems in Seattle

In How Our Success is Ruining Seattle, I mentioned traffic gridlock and affordable housing issues as lowering the quality of life in Seattle. Over the last 24 hours, I saw two examples of this. This morning, I received my third recent notice from Zillow yesterday at the rapidly increasing value of my home in Seattle. Read More

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Posted on July 13, 2015 by Jeff Reifman

Amazon Misleads the Associated Press About Seattle’s Affordable Housing

[dropcap2]E[/dropcap2]arly in July, Amazon PR told the Associated Press (AP) that it had “given the city [of Seattle] tens of millions of dollars for affordable housing” for a story that appeared on more than 300 news sites including The New York Times, The Washington Post, ABC News, The San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle PI, Salon.com, The Times Read More

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