Starbucks Scale

The Starbucks Scale

Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown has said that a measure of progress in revitalizing Oakland could be the number of hours Starbucks stays open. Each additional hourĀ into the evening would be an indication that more life was returning to the struggling city. Economic development offices in communities throughout the United States work hard to attract the […]


It had become a daily occurrence. A group of employees gathered to look out the window at a strange lady who walked past the office each day. Had this been twenty years earlier, the situation would have been so common it would hardly have warranted attention, but in 1995 in this small Pennsylvania city, it […]