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In the US, did Amazon kill the mall, is everyone too broke, or a combination of other factors?
  • Both have temu-level garbage, but it's cheaper on Amazon.

    Currently, as they are dying today, yes.

    This is not how malls have traditionally worked.

    In the past, malls provided a plug-and-play way for national chain retail to offer premium, private-labeled goods that allowed them to extract money away from a community's locally owned stores found on main street.

  • In the US, did Amazon kill the mall, is everyone too broke, or a combination of other factors?
  • Malls were just a way to privatize mainstreet and allow the ownership class of capitalists to extract more money from a local economy through large chain stores and to give them private control over what used to be public space.

    Now the middle class is worth a fraction of what it used to be, their purpose has dissolved.

    People use Amazon instead of the mall because they can still afford the Temu-level garbage Amazon sells.

  • He'll be living with this for the rest of his life
  • Distracted drivers are so bad in my town I preemptively honk when the light turns green so we can get more than 4 cars through a 30 second light cycle.

    If the guy directly in front of me wants to take it personally, that's just fine, lol.