"No experiment can be more interesting than that we are now trying, and which we trust will end in establishing the fact, that man may be governed by reason and truth. Our first object should therefore be, to leave open to him all the avenues to truth. The most effectual hitherto found, is the freedom of the press. It is, therefore, the first shut up by those who fear the investigation of their actions." --Thomas Jefferson to John Tyler, 1804.

Boise and Micron

Credit the Idaho Statesman with running the kind of hard-headed business analysis piece that dares to make their readers go gulp – apart from their morning coffee . . .

The article asks the question, Is Micron Technology on track to phase down or out of Boise? There aren’t any definitive answers, as there couldn’t reasonably be (barring an abrupt blast of sunlight from within Micron corporate leadership). But the relevant factors and the parameters and possibilities are cleanly laid out. (At least one very long-time economic consultant of our acquaintance, Richard Slaughter, is quoted: “Micron is likely to go away.”)

A necessary read, for those interested in Boise’s (and Idaho’s) near-term economic future.

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