Category Archive for: ‘Seattle’


Amazocalypse – Photo Gallery of Seattle’s Amazon Growth

Last week, I wrote about the explosive Amazon growth still planned around South Lake Union: six forty story buildings, seven over 20 stories where there none that size now. Few people recognize the amount of construction and density across Seattle without almost any commensurate public transportation investments as required by the state’s Growth Management Act. The state legislature passed a $16 billion …

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Lifewise Out of Pocket Maximum

The Out of Pocket Maximum That Isn’t

The Affordable Care Act’s Out of Pocket Maximum isn’t what you’d expect. In Washington State, it’s insurance fraud.

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Seattle’s Coming ‘Amazocalypse’

Amazon’s male programmers struggling to find bathrooms will soon be able to walk home to pee.

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Seattle Traffic Has Grown With Amazon

After reading John Cook’s The worst cities for traffic jams: Where booming Seattle and San Francisco rank at GeekWire, I decided to chart my earlier estimates of Amazon’s employee headcount against INRIX’s Seattle traffic studies. The amount of time a Seattle resident spends annually in traffic roughly parallels Amazon’s employee growth that past five years. INRIX reports the average Seattle resident …

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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 reports on Seattle’s supposedly increasing …

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It’s Time to Cut Our Spending at Amazon

The company’s ignored the massive problems it’s created in Seattle. It’s time to stop shopping with them.

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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. In 2014, its zestimate grew …

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