Friday, 29 November 2019
quote [ “Every day, ships, trucks, trains and airplanes bring an estimated 21,500 diesel truckloads of merchandise to 21 Amazon warehouses in the four-county region,” the Economic Roundtable report said. It calculated that Amazon trucks last year created $642 million in “uncompensated public costs” for noise, road wear, accidents and harmful emissions. ]
They are really big in the US, right?
Full article + the Sears anecdote in extended.
Fun fact – in a Metafilter thread on the music industry someone noted that Sears deliberately opted out of its mail order biz around 1993. Talking about bad timing.