Jeff Bezos Swallowed Our Economy Whole

The Amazon founder shrewdly steps down at the peak of his company’s power

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Jeff Bezos, the archetypal daredevil capitalist, spent 27 years charging headlong into industry after industry, seemingly indifferent to the bloodletting and destruction in his wake. Now, at 57, as he plans to step down as CEO this summer, transitioning to the role of…