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11/03/2017 - Midnight Reads – There’s Precedent for Amazon Competing with So Many Companies. It Doesn’t End Well.

There’s Precedent for Amazon Competing with So Many Companies. It Doesn’t End Well.

– Quartz

From Quartz: Perhaps no other company in history has sold so many different products (354 million) while competing against so many other companies (hundreds). In the past, that kind of power hasn’t lasted. Amazon is betting it will be different.

 

The Little-Known Pragmatist Who Is Shaping the Trump Tax Cuts

– The New York Times 

With President Trump’s revamping of the tax code taking center stage in Washington, key figures within the administration who for months have been toiling in obscurity are increasingly in the spotlight and under pressure. Scrambling to get a tax bill passed by the end of the year, they are juggling the competing forces of a fractious Congress, frenzied corporate lobbyists and even voices from the past.

 

The Big Cities That Could Elect a New Mayor in November

– Governing 

Incumbent mayors are at risk of losing in several big cities. Meanwhile, some voters might elect their first woman or black woman to lead city hall. Governing explores which elections to watch in November.

 

Americans Are Officially Freaking Out

– Bloomberg 

Almost two-thirds of Americans say this is the lowest point in U.S. history — and it’s keeping a lot of them up at night. Bloomberg examines the issues (from healthcare to trust in government to their pay) that are causing so many people so much stress.