The Death of Retail, Illustrated

Derek Thompson looks at the already-probably-doomed merger between Office Depot and whatever the other one was called this week at The Atlantic.  He explains why the Death of Retail hasn’t felt like a death in the eyes of the consumer thanks to Amazon and Wal-Mart.  There’s also this crazy chart showing the negative change in employment for the retail industry by category. This dying industry still employs 1 in 10 Americans, unfortunately…



The Death of Retail: The Economics of the (Doomed) Office Depot/OfficeMax Merger (TheAtlantic)


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