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March 1, 2013 at 10:36 AM

Vote: Admiring Amazon

Amazon is the world’s third most admired company, after Apple and Google, according to a survey of corporate reputations by Fortune magazine. Fifty companies made the list. Starbucks comes in at No. 5. Other Puget Sound companies on the list: Nordstrom at 16, Microsoft, 17, Costco, 23 and Boeing, 26. Oregon’s Nike is No. 18. There’s much to admire about Jeff Bezos’ empire. Wall Street gives it special treatment. As Wired pointed out, “Amazon’s growth looks like Wal-Mart in the 1990s — but even better.” Amazon is a clear threat to Wal-Mart’s attempt to become a major online retailer. On the other hand, Amazon might meet its match with Google.

Why do you admire Amazon. Or do you?

Read on for the best links of the week and the haiku:

This Week’s Links:

Today’s Econ Haiku:

Debt hostage fatigue

Hey, we don’t need no gub’ment

‘Til the checks are late

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