On Amazon

Draco Houston writes: Re. “Amazon isn’t the only predator in the retail jungle“(Thursday)

Is there anything more insane than a conflict between what is good for employees and consumers? Meanwhile, the investors in these companies roll on just fine.

On Coles and “quiet spaces”

Mark Freeman writes: Re. “Razer: Coles’ autism initiative is fine but only because it’s ‘an improvement on zero’“(Thursday)

Here’s hoping that moves towards quiet times in supermarkets spread much further and wider. There are many people like me who dislike the imposition of awful pop music into more and more public space along with hectoring announcements and garish lighting and signage. It definitely means I spend as little time as possible in most commercial areas. Is it possible business is finally waking up to this?

Peter Fray

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