Category: Washington State

Amazon’s Impact on Seattle Dating Resonated Widely

I had no idea that GeekWire’s coverage of You’ve Got Male: Amazon’s Growth Impacting Seattle Dating Scene would result in such widespread coverage as well as a viral spinoff. The gender ratio in Seattle and the failure of our local tech companies to hire women...

/ June 10, 2014

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos: Frequent Campaign Contributor, Infrequent Voter

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:...

/ June 3, 2014
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You’ve got Male: Amazon’s Growth Impacting Seattle Dating Scene

Welcome: More recent pieces are How Our Success is Ruining Seattle and Peepless in Seattle: Dating, Friendship, and the Seattle Freeze. Also, summary of the media coverage from the original post. The gender imbalance in San Francisco is so bad...

/ May 12, 2014

How Things Change as Constitutional Rights Contract and Expand for People and Corporations

People often ask whether a proposed Seattle law such as Initiative 103 could actually impact the Supreme Court’s interpretation of corporate personhood and speech rights. Well, it wouldn’t be the first time a law from Washington State turned the tide of...

/ November 4, 2013

First Indications of Affordable Care Act in Washington Look Awful

I knew that the Affordable Care Act was likely a disaster, essentially handing over billions in annual subsidies to for profit health insurers whose overhead is 18-20% vs. Medicare’s 6%. However, I wanted to give President Obama the benefit of...

/ September 18, 2013

Microsoft Executives Join Facebook PAC Promoting Keystone KXL and ANWR Drilling

We’ve discussed at length the Nevada tax dodge run by Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates, CEO Steve Ballmer and General Counsel Brad Smith. Well, they’ve joined FWD.US, the PAC run by Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg – which is funding ads to promote...

/ April 28, 2013