Look At The Positive: Plenty of Free Parking!

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Back in April, I presciently predicted that due to online commerce the streets of our cities would soon be ghost towns–that the only businesses left standing as the sagebrush blows through would be those that do what your computer can’t, like give you a haircut. (Let’s add the word “yet” to that “can’t,” since, as my friend Ellis Weiner responded, it’s only a matter of time.)

Now an article in Slate by business writer Daniel Gross makes the same suggestion, and adds the current state of the economy to the mix for good measure. Stores are disappearing by the acreful. Apparently not shopping has become a trend. There’s even a whole book about it.

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