Learn a Lesson from San Francisco

Are you pumped that Amazon might pick Boston or even Somerville for its new global headquarters? Be careful what you wish for. Mayors and newspaper columnists, lawmakers and business executives alike are stoked over the possibility that Jeff Bezos might pick Boston for his company’s new digs and bring with him 50,000 jobs. But apparently the folks who run this town would rather tiptoe around the elephant in the living room than spoil this delightful fantasy of Boston as Silicon Valley East.