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Jon Talton

Analysis and commentary on economic news, trends and issues, with an emphasis on Seattle and the Northwest.

July 22, 2011 at 9:30 AM

Vote: Your take on our economic troubles, priorities

Corporate profits are up and so is the share of national wealth held by the richest Americans. The stock market seems to have shrugged off June gloom and is well higher than it was last year. Unemployment remains a stubborn crisis for the 24 million un- and underemployed Americans. Many still face foreclosure or are underwater with their mortgages. Higher prices squeeze people whose wages have stagnated or even gone down. And we haven’t even gotten to the consequences of whatever “eat our peas” austerity plan is hammered out by President Obama and Speaker Boehner.

So today, you get to weigh in. First, the Ronald Reagan question:

Are you better off than four years ago?

Follow the link for another question.

And now to priorities:

What is our biggest economic challenge?

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Today’s Econ Haiku:

RIP Borders

The category killer

Now among the dead

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